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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Vlatka Podhraški (4 months ago)
This place is so beautiful, the castle is the closest ones from fairytales. Amazing ♥️
adina paunescu (6 months ago)
the entrance was not as google maps depicted. in order to get to the main entrance you have to drive through the town. beautiful gardens and amazing strudel available at the castles terrace
Vince (2 years ago)
Very peaceful location. Be prepared to walk a bit if you want to see the whole park. Best to get there in the late afternoon.
Miodrag Cehajic (2 years ago)
The castles in an idyllic park. You can stay a while and recharge your batteries. You can take a long walk through the woods and meadows or along the water, park benches invite you to linger. There is also a playground and electric boats to borrow, a café and a snack bar. The park offers many beautiful subjects for photos and you can walk for several hours and enjoy nature.
Khurram Iftikhar (2 years ago)
Such a mesmerising please. Its surrounded by water so you can rent a boat and roam around. But apart from the lake (which is called the greay pond) , castle itself is worth seeing. A wooden boat bridge is used to access this place and it cost 0.75 euros per person. But you can also walk around and access it by feet There is a nice resturent inside with the view of the lake Place is mostly not so crowded and you feel calm when there I recommend to take your water bottles with you as water will cost some money from resturent
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