Neulengbach castle dominates the view above the town of Neulengbach. The castle has a three-storey main building and double defensive ring with eight round towers. There is a magnificent Renaissance portal and a courtyard with Tuscan columns and fountain.
The Neulengbach castle was founded around 1189. The castle became the center of the local rule of Lengenbach family. After extinction of Lengenbacher in 1236 it came into the possession of the Babenberg family. In the late Middle Ages, Burg Neulengbach was the seat of a state governor. 1565 Rudolf Khuen of Belasy got Neulengbach. Under the order of Khuen, the castle was extensively extended to a residential castle at the beginning of the 17th century.
In January 1912 a fire raged in the castle. The entire interior was destroyed. In 1920 the municipality acquired the castle and used it as a children's home. In 1952, the Neulengbach was sold again to the private use.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.