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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Phương Nguyễn (17 months ago)
A very beautiful castle
Viera Slivkova (18 months ago)
Beautiful place. Very nice also for picnic.
People Cob (2 years ago)
Nice food inside, the soup was way too salty though. Wasn't a big problem, but it was very hot outside and I'd rather have something more hydrating.
Hynek Petrla (2 years ago)
Nice small castle. It’s beautiful from outside, best view behind moat. Admission fee for park is around 2.6€ and transfer over water is for 0.6€. Park is huge and little bit boring, otherwise there also some other nice monuments and places. Recommend it if you’re nearby gardens. In park I spend less then 2 hours.
va wael (2 years ago)
The interior of the castle is very impressive. The castle has always been conepted as some kind of museum and different parts of the interior were taken from other royal or church buildings around the area of the Austrian Empire. The old painted glass windows are astonishing as well, as they are in use for almost 200 years and didn't need bigger renovations yet.
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