Schallaburg Castle

Schallaburg, Austria

The central part of the Schallaburg Castle was built in the German Renaissance Age, beginning around 1540, by the Losenstein dynasty. The castle is combination of a Romanesque residential castle and a Gothic chapel, patterned in the Italian Renaissance style. Aesthetically built, it has a well-decorated two-storied arcaded court with elegant cantilevered staircases and a courtyard. The decorations are in terracotta mosaic depicting mythological figures, gods, masks and human beings and animals; a legendary mythical figurine here is known as Hundefräulein (a female human figure with a dog’s head).

At the gate entrance to the castle, there are two large 'smoke-spewing dragons', each 30 metres long and 6 metres high, which is a favourite entertainment spot for the children to slide down its mouth from the top. Its culturally rich Mannerist gardens have roses, ornamental trees and bushes and herbs planted in the gardens in the town, and two Renaissance apple orchards.

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Founded: 1540
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Marcus Kallenda (8 months ago)
Sehr schönes Ambiente und eine interessante Ausstellung - sehe liebevoll gestaltet.
Elke Eminger (8 months ago)
Interessante Ausstellung. Sehr empfehlenswert
Gernot Viktor (13 months ago)
Ein Ort wie es ihm eigentlich gar nicht gibt. Wie aus der Zeit gefallen
Guenther Bachmann (3 years ago)
Waren die 70iger Ausstellung begutachtet, da kommen viel Erinnerungen hoch :) super Drachenboot Spielplatz, schöner Garten, einziges negativ keine Hunde erlaubt..
Sabine Strigler (6 years ago)
Immer tolle Ausstellungen und sehr nettes Personal.
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