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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Pavlo Burchenko (2 years ago)
Nice place, interesting guide infos (please count on German only, since English is very limited), 1 hour would be enough to see all.
Marta Domagała (2 years ago)
A small castle, fairy-tale like, but nothing Disney-ish. It's very authentic - looking ad definitely worth a visit.
Lukas Klecka (3 years ago)
Nice castle. Guided tours only in German, but they have paper with basic info in Czech/English. Very nice place which is worth a visit.
Filip Pýcha (3 years ago)
Mysterius castle, preserved and nicely decorated.
Gabor Østerreicher (3 years ago)
stunning water castle, dating back to the 12th century.
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