Heidenreichstein Castle

Heidenreichstein, Austria

The colossal Heidenreichstein castle situated in the moorlands to the northwest of the Waldviertel is the largest and best preserved medieval water castle in Lower Austria. The oldest parts of the castle are dated back to the 12th century. It has never been in enemy hands since its construction. The walls of the four wings, the three corner turrets and the keep are up to four metres thick. A guided tour through the three-storey living apartments with spiral staircase and arcades discloses highly remarkable interior fittings including Gothic furniture, articles of daily life and portrait paintings.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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L Fillipe (6 months ago)
This is one of the hidden jems arond the castles in Austria. Especially magnificent scenery during autumn and spring.
Letz Otto (7 months ago)
Burgführung top
Štěpán Kněžek (8 months ago)
Very beautiful place. Visit recommended.
miso demetrian (14 months ago)
Quite unusual to see such a castle right in the center of the village. Very nice place, romantic castle half surrounded by small lake. Pity that it isn't open during winter months. Anyway worth to see.
Jan Đonny Záruba (2 years ago)
Cute little town with few interesting shops and beautiful castle. You can park for free on the main square. Don't forget about the Cheesemaster's venue on the outskirts of the town!
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