Rabenstein Castle was built around 1100 to protect nearby Sankt Paul im Lavanttal. It began as a mere watchtower built on a tall hill. Rabenstein became a castle when Engelbert I Sponheim, Margrave of Istria founded St. Paul's Abbey in 1091 in order to protect the abbey and town around it. The castle was occupied by the Rabensteins (whose name henceforth stuck to the structure) until 1200, the Archbishop of Salzburg until 1300. in 1636 the castle was destroyed by fire and left to decay.

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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Rafael Tomaschitz (2 years ago)
Sehr schön
George Trofymov (3 years ago)
If you are asking about historical place, not about the food/sleep/etc - it's pretty cute if there are not much visitors. Great view, acceptable renovation - not too much, but to see how it was. If you can take it like nice park, then you can have a great time there
Steve Drtina (3 years ago)
Burgruine Rabenstein. Erbaut nach 1100. Mittel große Burg Anlage am Gipfel vom Berg. Gegen den Verfall gesicherte Anlage mit gesicherten Aufstiegen und Wegen. Zu erkunden sind Vorburg mit Tor und Hof auf halber hohe der Anlage Reste von Wohn und Wirtschaft Gebäuden und ganz am Gipfel die Hochburg mit Gebäude und Bergfried Überreste. Gut gepflegt und schöne Anlage mit schöner Wanderung vom Tal. Anlage ist frei zugänglich. Unterhalb der Burg gibt es ein Gasthaus.
Attila Paksi (3 years ago)
Nice view to the surronding area. There is a restaurant as well in case you get hungry :)
Traussnig Fahrer-654 (3 years ago)
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