Ottenstein Castle

Ottenstein, Austria

The mighty shingle-covered cone and hipped roofs of Ottenstein Castle are an impressive sight. Antique fairs, art and other special exhibitions are regularly held in the castle. Of particular interest to art-lovers is the Romanesque castle chapel with vaulted ceilings decorated with monumental frescos dating back to about 1170. There is also a restaurant.

One of Ottenstein family members was first mentioned in 1177, but the castle is probably older. Ottenstein family owned the castle until the 15th century. In 1516 the castle came into the possession of Paul Stodoligk. Under his son Eustach numerous extensions were carried out. During the Thirty Years' War the castle was besieged two times, in 1622 and 1640 without success.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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FRANZISKA LORBEER (7 months ago)
A place of unparalleled hospitality embedded in bucolic scenery and within arms reach of several castles that are worth the visit. Jewel of the hotel is the bowling alley with its outstanding service and atmosphere!
Abel V (7 months ago)
We had an amazing time, and Szabi is the best bar tender ever. The service is generally very accommodating and flexible!
Veronica Murphy (3 years ago)
Great place
Joseph Walker (3 years ago)
Very friendly staff. Clean. Good traditional food in the restaurant. Class banter all around to be honest. Plus it's only a stones throw away from the Lake. Come here every year for work and never disappointed. Still don't like Eiernockerl though.
Michael Ludwig (4 years ago)
Wie jedes Jahr sehr zufrieden Freundliches Personal Super Essen Schöne und saubere Zimmer Was will man mehr? Freue mich auf nächstes Jahr wenn ich wieder hier bin.
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