Franzensburg Castle

Laxenburg, Austria

Franzensburg palace was built in 1801-1836 in the style of and medieval castle. It is named after Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor. In 1806 the ferry started to be used to cross the pond from the mainland to the palace island. In winter it was replaced by a wooden bridge. The castle is surrounded with a 250-hectare castle park built in the late 18th century English style. Today the castle and park is a popular excursion destination. Guided tours are available in summer season.


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Park 85, Laxenburg, Austria
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Founded: 1801-1836
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Elena Tsymbal (7 months ago)
This is a tiny commune with a large imperial park in English style Schlosspark, and a doll-like romantic castle on the shore of the lake. No one has ever lived in this castle. It was built for Emperor Franz I, Napoleon's father-in-law. Emperor Franz visited there to drink coffee with distinguished guests, enjoy the surrounding beauty and show off a little. Therefore, the castle is decorated in the style of “modest splendor.” The rooms are small, the ceilings are not palace-like, but everything is very elegant and very expensive. The park around is magical. I highly recommend it.
Jelena Pekovic (10 months ago)
Beautiful day trip from Vienna! Lot of place for walking and enjoying incredaible environment! Not to be missed, especially during spring and summer!
Thomas Jedi (11 months ago)
This is a small yet beautiful and well maintained castle surrounded by water. There are several small shops and restaurants for catching some refreshments. It also is a nice area for relaxing and for scenic walks. Plan on some extra time here to enjoy every bit :)
Sofia Boneva (11 months ago)
The place feels like it’s out of a Disney movie. The museum is only available with a tour for 11 euros but the tour is interesting and the inside of the castle is surprisingly beautiful. It also has a shop and a free toilet.
Jarosław Budzisz (12 months ago)
Very nice castle to visit (even if it was build quite recently despite the look of it). Located on the beautiful island surrounded by even more impressive park. You can take a walk around, rest a bit in the provided double sunbeds. There is a restaurant in the castle and the toilet and you can get there by small ferry. All available for people in wheelchair.
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