Seebenstein Castle

Seebenstein, Austria

Seebenstein Castle, just south of Vienna, was built between 1180 and 1230. At one time, it was owned by the Princes of Lichtenstein; today it is privately owned and lived in by a family that opens it to the public on weekends. Filled with antique furnishings, the stone castle has some beautiful stained glass windows as well as a collection of children’s armor.

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Founded: 1180-1230
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Samyak R (13 months ago)
Nice place for a small hike. Multiple hiking routes available.
Tequila damaly (15 months ago)
Awesome Castle in lower Austria. Wanna be there again.
felix juster (15 months ago)
Only opened on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 14:00-16:00.
Cornelia Hohensinner (3 years ago)
Once a year, there's a festival. It's always fun there.
Lukas Lindquist (4 years ago)
I would have given it five stars but I didn't like the tour and the whole castle is closed to the public unless you pay for the tour. But overall it is a beautiful location and an imposing fortress
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