Fortresses & Castles

During the baroque era, Vienna society discovered the vast expanses of the Marchfeld and gently rolling hills of the Leithagebirge as relaxing refuges and profitable hunting grounds. Families who took pride in themselves built a country estate there. So a number of castles arose, most of them summer residences of the Austrian high nobility. Schloss Hof is particularly impressive. Today it is again a stage for opulent festivities and baroque joie-de-vivre.

Schloss Marchegg

Castle Marchegg

King Ottokar II founded Marchegg prior to 1268 by building an imposing fortification complex. The castle was originally part of this complex but dons a Baroque guise today...


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Gemäldegalerie Schloss Rohrau

Rohrau Castle

It is surrounded by a romantic landscape garden and located on the edge of Leithaauen. The castle has housed the largest private collection of works by 17th and 18th c Spanish and...


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Schloss Hof

Rebuilt in 1725 into a hunting lodge and country seat for the military commander Prince Eugene of Savoy, in 1755 the ensemble was purchased by Maria Theresa, who had it remodelled...


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Schloss Niederweiden

Schloss Niederweiden

SCHLOSS NIEDERWEIDENThe former hunting lodge of Prince Eugene and Maria Theresa is only three kilometres away from Schloss Hof and a genuine insider’s tip. It radiates a unique...


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