Senftenberg Castle

Senftenberg, Austria

Senftenberg Castle was mentioned first time in 1197. In the 13th century it belonged to the Zebringer family and between the 14th and 15th centuries to the Wallseern family. The castle was destroyed during the rebellion in 1407-1409 and rebuilt later. It was a refuge place during the Siege of Vienna in the Ottoman Wars. The castle was finally destroyed by the Swedish troops in the Thirty Years' War in 1645. Today still impressive ruins with three gates and square keep exist.


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


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Matthias B (2 years ago)
Relatively easy to reach, very beautiful place ?
Igor Zotov (2 years ago)
A wonderful and picturesque place with a strong medieval vibe. The pan view from the ruine is breathtaking. Would love to visit this place again.
Csaba Enekes (2 years ago)
It's great, nice place. Ideal for relax, and left behind the town.
maxx Rou (3 years ago)
Completely renovated sight seeing spot. Its easy to get up there, even with kids, and you have a nice view on top. Usually there us a museum or other events there, but due to the lockdown its all closed. I will visit it again.
Sam (3 years ago)
Very nice place we enjoyed it
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