Sankt Pölten is a city with about 50, 000 inhabitants in the North-Eastern part of Austria, and also the capital of Niederösterreich (Lower Austria). St. Pölten lies on river Traisen, just North of the Alps. It can be accessed by train or by car through the A1 motorway.
About Sankt Pölten
The history of the city traces back to the Roman times, when a settlement called Aelium Cetium stood in its place between the 2nd and the 4th centuries. It became a city in 1159. Nowadays, the government of Lower Austria resides in Sankt Pölten. As for the private corporate sector, the largest companies based in the city are Leiner (furniture producer), Salzer (paper manufacturer) and Voith (family-owned engineering conglomerate).
As far as leisure activities and sports are concerned, both indoor and outdoor swimming, a bathing pond (Ratzersdorf Lake) with a nudist beach, beach volleyball and mini golf are available. The city also hosts an ATP tournament every year during the third week of May.