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Castles are majestic and mysterious

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A travel journal to Austria by Zhebiton

Aggstein Castle Photo, Wachau, Austria More Photos
Quote: Medieval castles are the undisputed decoration of Austria. Picturesque scenery, clear lakes and majestic mountains attract many tourists to the country. Far from the last place that is the direction of travel at any time of year in high demand, playing medieval castles - silent witnesses to the historical vicissitudes.

Schloss Rosenburg

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Attraction | "This place is famous for falconry."

Schloss Rosenburg Photo, Austria, Europe
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Castle Rosenburg is located in Lower Austria in the district of Horn on a picturesque rocky banks of the river Kamp, which is a left tributary of the Danube. It is located in the center of the reserve Naturpark Kamptal, which gives the architectural structure of the special appeal. Nature surrounding the Rosenberg and impressive green lawns, numerous fanciful fountains, fragrant rose gardens, majestic and mighty oaks - all this creates a unique look of the castle Rosenburg.Not far from the castle stands the magnificent baroque masterpiece - the monastery Altenburg, on the north side of the monastery Geras and Drosendorf.In the castle Rosenburg works exhibition of "The World of fairy ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2013

Schloss Rosenburg
Rosenburg 1
Rosenburg 3573
02982 2911

Tratzberg Castle

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Attraction | "Schloss Tratzberg"

Tratzberg Castle Photo, Schwaz, Austria
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Tratzberg castle was built in 1500 as a fortress that protected the county Andechs from invading enemy Bavarians. This is a Renaissance chateau on the banks of the River Inn, near the small town of Schwaz. The ridge rock on which the castle adds beauty to the already majestic place, proudly towering towers above the forest thicket.Of particular interest there is the royal Tratsberga room that once was owned by Anne of Bohemia. Magnificent arsenal of weapons, family portraits of ancestors Maximilian 1st - all this will prove valuable treasure trove for history buffs. It is also interesting and stair tower, which is the guardian of the treasures of the museum Tratzberg.The impressive archite...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2013

Tratzberg Castle
Tratzberg 1
Jenbach 6200
05242 63566

Hotel Schloss Fuschl

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Hotel | "the castle Fuschl is the modern hotel with great history"

Hotel Schloss Fuschl Photo, Salzburg, Austria
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Schloss Fuschl is located 20 kilometers from Salzburg, on the coast of Lake Fuschl in the national reserve. Construction of the castle began in the 15th century as a summer and hunting residence of the Bishop of Salzburg.In 1938, when Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany, the German foreign minister Joachim Ribentropp became the owner of the castle Fuschl, a former master sent to the concentration camp at Dachau.Since Fuschl was the residence of the Fuhrer in Bertehsgadene here several times were meetings with influential figures in three of the Reich, including Adolf Hitler and came to the top-secret conversations. Seriously discussed the idea of ​​removing Stalin.In the 50 yea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2013

Hotel Schloss Fuschl
SCHLOSS-STRASSE 19
Salzburg, Austria 5322
43-6229-22530

Schloss Riegersburg

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Attraction | "impressive fortress"

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At 55 kilometers to the east of the second largest city of Graz, Austria, in the fair settlement of the county representative Feldbach Riegersburg castle towers. Never conquered enemies for centuries, the castle to our days is an imposing impregnable fortress.The first mention of the castle Riegersburg usually attributed to the XII century. According to legend, a knight named Rudiger von Hohenberg was the first one in 1100 started on this land with an area of ​​15 hectares, and construction. Erected by them in 1138, the castle was named after its owner. In the XIII century on the same plateau stood for two lock: Kroneg Leyhteneg the north and south and slightly lower. The latter was demoli...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2013

Schloss Riegersburg
A-2092 Riegersburg 1
Austria, europe
+43 - 2916 / 400

Linzer Landhaus

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Attraction | "beautiful view over the old town of Linz"

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Castle of Linz is located in the western part of the old town, on a cliff above the Danube River , between Römerberg - tunnel and the Main Square. Today, it is an interesting mix of architecture from different eras. The castle itself is a beautiful palace of the late Renaissance, with an adjacent wooded hill, replacing the park. The south wing, recovered from the ruins of a fire early XIX century have in our era - a specimen of modern architecture. And along the perimeter of the complex is guarded by the ruins of ancient fortifications, walls, towers, bastions and moats. From the castle you can see a beautiful view over the old town of Linz, the majestic Danube River and the surrounding la...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2013

Linzer Landhaus
Klosterstrasse 7
Linz, Upper Austria
+43 732 7070 200

Castle Kreuzenstein

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Attraction | "The castle has a huge collection of weapons"

Castle Kreuzenstein Photo, Austria, Europe
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During the Thirty Years' War, it was blown up by the Swedes. Today, in its place is the reconstruction of the late XIX century.The castle is located 17 km north of Vienna on the left bank of the Danube.Kreuzenstein - a former Roman fortress Kastellum Pergum , passed in 1278 into the possession of the Habsburg family .In 1641, during the Thirty Years War, the castle was captured by the Swedes. And in 1645 at the commencement of the Swedish marshal Lennart Torstensson ordered to blow up the castle.The famous polar explorer and philanthropist Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek bought the ruins of the castle in the property and in 1874 began to remodel it . Completion of constructi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2013

Castle Kreuzenstein
Leobendorf
Korneuburg, Lower Austria

Burg Sommeregg

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Burg Sommeregg Photo, Austria, Europe
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Sommeregg surname first found in the records of the monastery Noyshtiftskogo (South Tyrol) in 1187: Together with Otto von Ortenburg and Heinrich von Geshisom (now Geshis - a town near Rosenheim Baldramsdorfa) mentions some Vitemarus Sommeregg, vassal Ortenburg graphs and the owner of the castle.May 29, 1275 chronicles show held on the right called the castle wedding Sommeregg Count Albert von Herz and Euphemia Countess von Ortenburg-Hardegg, which was attended by all the neighboring lords. We also know that from 1338 Sommeregg eligible to add to his noble family "von" in all official ceremonies Ortenburg their seniors. Beginning in 1344, they also receive the title burgrave and, consequently, t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 16, 2012

Grazer Burg

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Attraction | "Graz castle"

Graz Castle Photo, Graz, Austria
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Graz castle is located in the heart of the Austrian town of the same name. Located in the medieval town walls and the Cathedral of St. Egidilya, the castle is the usual starting point for most tourist destinations. Now Graz castle is the seat of government of Styria (Austria area), but it is partially open to inspection by tourists.In Graz and its surroundings offer a galaxy of interesting historical and architectural monuments: the city castle Graz Schlossberg Castle, the ancient clock tower, the Cathedral of St. Egidilya, Eggenberg Castle, the palace Zaurau, etc. But as the history of any city, the story begins in Graz to the town castle - Grazer Burg.The main part of the ca...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 16, 2012

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg

Attraction | "You will love this place and will come again"

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg Photo, Goldegg, Austria
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It is located in the same town (city Goldegg), near Salzburg, on the shore of Lake Moorzee. Construction of the castle was completed in the early fourteenth century, and in the same time period, he became inhabited. Around the castle, as well as on the road to it lay the pretty landscape of pines and firs. Its green branches they like white walls framed buildings. Own architectural style, rather it resembles a small castle. But one has only to go to the middle - and at first glance you can see all the luxury and the spirit of the centuries that passed the ancient masters.Most of the rooms in the castle with wooden murals. In our time, they became known as "women's quarters." In a few centu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2012

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg
Hofmark 1
Goldegg, Austria 5622
0043 (0) 6415

Liebenfels Castle

Attraction | "Knights Tournament "

Liebenfels Castle Photo, Austria, Europe
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We can called Liebenfels a fortress anymore, because of the once mighty fortifications XIII century were only ruins. Liebenfels fortress located near the town of the same name in the Sakta Veit, which is located in the heart of Austria. Overlooking the valley of the mountain fortress designed to protect the Austrian possessions, but after the capture of the fortress Hungarians it was ruined and destroyed. Restoration work in Liebenfels not conducted.The first mention of the fortress Liebenfels refers to 1312. Its name translates from German as "castle on the rock of love." The name of the founder of the castle history is not retained, as, indeed, and the specific details of the life of Li...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2012

Liebenfels Castle
Hauptplatz 9
Liebenfels, Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Castle Kornberg

Attraction | "Christmas time"

Castle Kornberg Photo, Styria, Austria
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Kornberg Castle is located in Styria (south-eastern part of Austria). Kornberg was first mentioned in documents from the 13th century. The function of the castle was defensive - he had a strong ramparts.The building of the castle on the hill Kornberg Auersbahtal gentlemen background Riegersburg-Vildon put on their vassals - Messrs. Kornberg. They needed to protect the approaches to the castle Riegersburg. After background Vildony lost the fight for the Habsburgs Styria, in 1308, the castle was sold Valsernam background. Since then, the castle has repeatedly changed its owner.For example, in 1871 it was purchased by Count Carl von Francois Barderau. This family and is now the owner of the c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2012

Castle Kornberg
A-8330 Feldbach
Styria, Austria

Castle Kreuzenstein

Attraction | "Kreuzenstein castle"

Castle Kreuzenstein Photo, Austria, Europe
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Kreuzenstein Castle - the former medieval castle complex in Leobendorfe, Lower Austria. During the Thirty Years War, he was blown up by the Swedes. Today, in its place is the reconstruction of the late XIX century.The castle is located 17 km north of Vienna on the left bank of the Danube. On the opposite bank of the river is located Grayfenshtayn castle.Kreuzenstein castle located near Vienna. Traveling in the direction of Korneuburg-Stockerau and after 15 minutes was there.The castle is a huge collection of weapons, knights' hall, a medieval kitchen.Hours of operation:From April 1 to October 30: 10-16. On Sunday, the castle is open from 10 to 17.The excursion...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2012

Castle Kreuzenstein
Leobendorf
Korneuburg, Lower Austria

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg

Attraction | "a dip in the age of chivalry"

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg Photo, Goldegg, Austria
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Goldegg is located in the same town, near Salzburg, on the shore of Lake Moorzee. Construction of the castle was completed in the early fourteenth century, and in the same time period, he became inhabited. Around the castle, as well as on the road to it lay the pretty landscape of pines and firs. Its green branches they like white walls framed buildings. Own architectural style, rather it resembles a small castle. But one has only to go to the middle - and at first glance you can see all the luxury and the spirit of the centuries that passed the ancient masters.Most of the rooms in the castle with wooden murals. In our time, they became known as "women's quarters." In a few centuries the castle ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2012

Goldegg Castle/Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg
Hofmark 1
Goldegg, Austria 5622
0043 (0) 6415

Graz Castle

Attraction | "Famous spiral staircase"

Graz Castle Photo, Graz, Austria
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Castle Graz or Graz castle is located in the heart of the Austrian town of the same name. Located in the medieval town walls and the Cathedral of St. Egidilya, the castle is usual starting point for most tourist destinations. Now Graz castle is the seat of government of Styria (Austria area), but it is partially open to inspection by tourists.Construction of this facility began in the middle of the XV century with the submission of the Emperor Frederick III. Ordered to build a castle in the eastern part of the city, at the foot of the mountain, so the emperor strengthened the defense of the city. Later dungeons of the castle were connected by underground tunnels with lock Shlossber and the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2012

Graz Castle

Graz, Styria, Austria

Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg

Hotel | "named Galitsinberg"

Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg Photo, Vienna, Austria
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The castle is located in Vilgelminenberg Ottakring (or the area under the city plan, N16) in a mountainous part of Vienna, Austria, it is virtually selvage of the Vienna Woods, historic hills Wienerwald.Originally, the castle was a hunting palace of the XVIII century in late baroque style with a huge park, covering most of the current Ottakring. These days, extensive park of the former were only 12 hectares surrounding the castle on the hill, and was rebuilt Vilgelminenberg one of the last owners in the early XX century in the spirit of neoampira, and thus reached the present day. But here is still a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape and urban districts of Vienna, and the castle is s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2012

Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg
Savoyenstrasse 2
Vienna, Austria 1160
43 1 4858503

Castle Bruck and City of Lienz Museum

Attraction | "Schloss Bruck"

Castle Bruck and City of Lienz Museum Photo, Lienz, Austria
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Austrian Castle Brook is located in the southern part of East Tyrol, in the center of the Lienz district. The castle was built on a hill adjacent to the Mount Hohschtayn, which has a very Lienz.The name of the castle was named after the stone bridge (German Bruecke), which connected the castle with the outside world and the Middle Ages was the most important building. The main tower and thick walls of the castle still remain and are visible from afar. The inner courtyard has a regular rectangular shape and is crowned by a gateway with a semicircular arch. Previously led them up a narrow staircase, which, like most of the buildings, up to now has not been preserved. From the old castle remained o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2012

Castle Bruck and City of Lienz Museum
Iseltaler Strasse
Lienz, Tyrol
04852/625-80

Aggstein Castle

Attraction | "Castle invites you into the world forgotten for centuries"

Aggstein Castle Photo, Wachau, Austria
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Erected in the 12th century castle Aggstein now can not see. It was completely destroyed and burned in the early 16th century, during the first Turkish war. Built in its place a new lock has a strong walls, designed for artillery strikes. It was later the construction of well preserved to this day.Only an impregnable fortress, located on the top of the mountain, could serve as protection from enemies and control the trading ships passing along the Danube.The gray walls of the castle Aggstein merge with the mountain top, and just as it is covered with shrubs. Outside and inside the castle restoration did not affect the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The breathtaking view from the windows "p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2012

Aggstein Castle
Right Bank of Danube
Wachau, Austria
02753 82281

Hotel Burg Bernstein

Hotel | "Feel like the hero of "The English Patient""

Hotel Burg Bernstein Photo, Bernstein, Austria
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Located this living piece of history in the western part of Austria. Yes, and those places where it is located, deserve special attention. On the way from Vienna to Graz, near the beautiful picturesque lake Neusiedler See-spread this castle. Manages the hospitable couple Berger - Diamonds. These people are guests, not as guests, as well as longtime friends, and almost like family.Bernstein Castle - a masterpiece of architecture bastion. The castle looks like an oval, broad, almost fortress walls, with narrow windows, a very small number of towers. The incredible beauty of the garden inside the castle. Surrounds the Castle wilderness, here are a golf course. Golf, by the way, this is another reas...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2012

Hotel Burg Bernstein
Schlossweg 1
Bernstein, Austria