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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Morteza Amini (2 years ago)
Gorgeous lake with nice boats to take a relaxing ride around the islands, under the bridges and through the water ways.
Matt Borneman (2 years ago)
There is more to see in the park than there is too see around the castle
Anastasiya Gritsova (2 years ago)
Very nice place to have a beautiful view. There is a restaurant (schnitzel, salads, pasta) with a very good and quick service.
Kushtrim Ramadani (2 years ago)
It's in Laksenburg even if you habe to pay to get in this cool park is worth it for a day, is was 2.8€ (euro) at that time, the castle is very interesting and has a nice View, people uses this place also for going to the toilet and it has wheelchair access. It's nicely hold and in the center of the park. Can recommend it to vizit at least one time.
Pascal Werlberger (3 years ago)
A great place to spend a day. Boats for rent, a big park with lots of trails. A gorgeous castle with a cafe that has nice shade. Also much shade under trees next to the small buffet next to the boat rental. Lawn chairs to relax next to the castle in tree shade. Truly amazing place.
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