Rappottenstein Castle

Rappottenstein, Austria

Rappottenstein is one of the best preserved castles in Austria. It was founded around 1150 Rapoto of Kuenring. Since several owners it was acquired by Abensperg and Traun family in 1664, who still owns the castle. During the course of the centuries a fortification with five baileys and eight gates was constructed.

The touch of luxury surrounding the interior is unexpected and comes as something of a surprise to the visitor. Three-storey arcades with sgrafitti lend the castle an Italian flair. The frescos in the inner apartments are among the rarest examples of 16th century secular painting. Furthermore, an original winged altar dating from the 15th century and beautiful Gothic vaults can be seen.

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Rappottenstein, Austria
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Founded: c. 1150
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Caoimhin D (7 months ago)
Brilliant castle !
b w (3 years ago)
Impressive castle which was never conquered. Entrance is only possible via guided tour. Small restaurant is near by were the tickets can be bought.
Igor Mandic (3 years ago)
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mon sha (4 years ago)
Xmas cookies on order, great menu, food
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