• Schloss Artstetten © Robert Herbst
  • Blick auf Schloss Schönbühel in der Wachau
  • Blick von der Ruine Aggstein im Sonnenuntergang auf die Donau in der Wachau
  • Ruine Senftenberg im Herbst

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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Ausblick von der 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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Europaschloss Leiben Luftaufnahme

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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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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Senftenberg castle ruins

Renovated grounds dating from the Middle Ages with a fantastic view into the Krems Valley. The imposing ruins of Senftenberg, which tower over the market place of the same name...

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