Fortresses & Castles

Take a stroll where emperors once dwelled, in magnificent castles and historical gardens. Or explore the former haunts of noble and less noble knights of old. Travel the Danube between Ybbs and Hainburg and discover a whole series of castles and fortresses and ruins.

Schloss Artstetten

Artstetten Castle

The enchanting Artstetten Castle is situated high above the Danube in a charming park and is flanked by seven characteristic towers. This is a place of commemoration for Crown...


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Schloss Atzenbrugg

Atzenbrugg Castle

In the days of Franz Schubert, his friend Josef Derffel had an uncle who was the administrator of this estate. The uncle invited Schubert and his friends to visit for sociable...


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Burgruine Aggstein

Burgruine Aggstein

The castle ruins are situated at about 300 meters (ca. 985 feet ) altitude above the right bank of the Danube on an outcropping that runs in an East-West direction. It is some 150...


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Burg Greifenstein

Castle Greifenstein

In the early 11th century built by the diocese of Passau, was the fate of the Castle full of events.In the 15th and 16th century the castle was several times set on fire and...


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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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Innenhof Schloss Leiben

Europe Castle in Leiben

Built by the knights of Leyben around 1113, the castle had an eventful history and constantly changed hands. The 800-year-old castle towers high above the surrounding countryside...


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Gozzoburg aussen

Gozzoburg

Its history begins in the 13th c and is far from being thoroughly researched. Its rooms from the 13th c are unique and boast the oldest secular frescoes in Austria. 
These unique...


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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

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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Schloss Sitzenberg-Reidling

Sitzenberg Castle

Four onion towers attest to the formidability of the prior fortress. Four stairways lead to several terraces that afford views far into the countryside. It has housed a secondary...


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Schloss Traismauer

Traismauer Castle

Traismauer Castle rests on the foundations of the Augustianis Cavalry Fort from Roman times. Today’s arcades once contained the stables; the soldiers were quartered on the first...


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