Taggenbrunn Castle Ruins

Taggenbrunn, Austria

Taggenbrunn Castle site was already used as a Celtic-Roman hillfort settlement in the 6th century BC. The first mention of current castle dates from 1142. The castle was destroyed in 1258 in a rebellion agains Duke Albrecht I and rebuilt ten years later. Later the castle was owned by the Holy Roman Empire and archbishopric of Salzburg. The castle was expanded in 1497-1503. In the 17th and 18th centuries Taggenbrunn was left to decay. Today there is a wineyard and restaurant.

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

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Leopold “Poldi” Kögler (11 months ago)
Unbelievable view, great wine, food and Service. ???
Royal Mangalitsa (12 months ago)
Sadly we only had time for a quick stop.... absolutely beautiful and they must have spent a fortune to build this up! We all can feel blessed that some people have the ability to build such places so everyone can enjoy them!
Peter Georg Marzi (2 years ago)
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Franz Karner (3 years ago)
Nice location and the hardware is kind of ok but one can see that this people have no idea about how to run an hotel. First - before 3pm there is no chance of getting any beverage as the restaurant only opens than. In the minibar you will find two bottles of water and two bottles of juice. That's it. The coffeemaker at the breakfast venue was not working two consecutive days and at 8pm they did not offer any more warm meal in the restaurant. Taking in account that the place is in the middle of nowhere you realy lost in terms of food&beverage. Apart from this they serve there own medium rated wines at premium rates.
Franz Karner (3 years ago)
Nice location and the hardware is kind of ok but one can see that this people have no idea about how to run an hotel. First - before 3pm there is no chance of getting any beverage as the restaurant only opens than. In the minibar you will find two bottles of water and two bottles of juice. That's it. The coffeemaker at the breakfast venue was not working two consecutive days and at 8pm they did not offer any more warm meal in the restaurant. Taking in account that the place is in the middle of nowhere you realy lost in terms of food&beverage. Apart from this they serve there own medium rated wines at premium rates.
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