Straßburg Castle fas first time mentioned in 1147. It was built by Roman I, the bishop of Gurk. The chapel was built in the late 12th century, consisting of nave, chancel and apse. In the 14th century, the chapel was raised by one floor, and another floor was erected in the 15th century above the choir. The last modification to to the choir took place in 1682.

In the 14th century, the eastern tower was built on the outside of the northern ring wall. There is a medieval kitchen, still preserved. The western tower (Münzturm) was built in the 15th century.

Today Straßburg castle hosts a folkloristic collection exhibiting objects from rural life of past centuries. The exhibition Women’s Artworks of the Werkmann collection shows unique exhibits from the past 200 years with needlework of rural life, nobility and bourgeoisie.

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Founded: c. 1147
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Gregor Rebolj (3 years ago)
Lovely place.
Peter Galvánek (3 years ago)
Super
Attus Mihaly (3 years ago)
Egy kevéssé ismert vár melyet mi is csak a városon történő átutazásunkkor fedeztünk fel. Látszik rajta az utobbi időben történt értékes renoválási munka. A központi udvart már helyrehozták itt több érdekes kiállítás is helyet kapott. Nincs nagy forgalom, kényelmes körülmények között járható körbe. A látogatás végén egy gyönyörű panorámát kínáló közepes minőségű (mind étel mind ár tekintetében) étteremben lehet enni inni. Tovább kell folytatni a vár helyrehozatalát óriási lehetőségek vannak még benne hogy komoly túrisztikai célpont legyen.
Stefania Bettella (3 years ago)
Il castello facilmente raggiungibile dalla strada principale, è veramente ben conservato. Si può tranquillamente visitare all'esterno e si accede gratuitamente anche nella corte interna dove fanno manifestazioni, spettacoli e concerti. Chiaramente sono visibili le aggiunte intervenute nel corso dei secoli. Sparsi ci sono dei cartelli informativi in lingua tedesca ed inglese. Dalla parte più esterna si può godere di bellissimi panorami sulle vallate in basso. Sarebbe bellissimo visitare il castello nel periodo autunnale quando tutto si accende di giallo e rosso!
Jangin Rasheed (5 years ago)
Beauty castle
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