Landsee Castle

Landsee, Austria

Landsee Castle was built in the 12th century. The mighty complex is one of Europe’s biggest defensive structures. The Esterhazy family has owned the fortress for centuries. In the 18th century a fire destroyed the bastion that was once thought of as impregnable.

The view from the castle keep of the Pannonian plain, across to the Geschriebenstein and the foothills of the Alps, is unsurpassed. The imposing site, set in unspoiled scenery, exerts a special attraction.

The five defensive walls and five-storey keep are an impressive sight. There are interesting guided tours for adults and children; a well-signposted route transports visitors to a time long ago.

Today the still imposing ruins are overgrown with trees and shrubs. The ruins have been given a lease of new life with the creation of the nature reserve and as a venue for open-air events.

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

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Pablo Kohls (2 years ago)
Good food, good service, lovely ambiance. Very centrally located and with ample seating.
Kaya Bicer (3 years ago)
OK
Natalia Khilkevitch (4 years ago)
Nice view and interesting place, but the entrance fee for such a place is a bit exaggerated...
Daniel Deviant (4 years ago)
An amazing castle in Austria with a beautiful view from the tower!
Marcin Bera (5 years ago)
We came when castle was already closed but we walked this around with my son and we were really impressed. The walls are in pretty decent condition and allow to value it how the castle was big. It was nice to walk as well due to lovely forest surrounding castle.
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