Walpersdorf Palace

Walpersdorf, Austria

Schloss Walpersdorf is a Renaissance castle built in 1571 by Hans Ulrich von Ludmanstorf who died next year. The castle was completed in 1619. It was badly damaged in the World War II and restored later. Today the palace is a venue for concerts and events.

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Founded: 1571
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Austria

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www.schloss-walpersdorf.at

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Christian Haag (4 months ago)
The renaissance castle Walpersdorf was built in 1571 by Hans Ulrich von Ludmanstorf, which was then expanded by Helmhard VIII Freiherr von Jörger and completed by his son Helmhard the Younger in 1619. During the Thirty Years' War the castle went to Empress Eleonora Gonzaga. After her death, Georg Ludwig von Sinzendorf bought the castle, who built a silk mill there. Marie Countess Falkenhayn finally bequeathed Walpersdorf Castle to the Order of the Missionary Sisters of St. Petrus Claver. The castle was badly damaged in World War II and repaired after the war. Until 2014 it was owned by the Missionary Order. The castle has housed the Lederleitner interior store since 2014. Admission is free, a tour through the beautifully designed exhibition rooms is a must for all friends of upscale home decor! The castle chapel is very popular for dream weddings, the "Castle Kitchen Walpersdorf Blauenstein" located in the castle, an insider tip for gourmets!
Roman Hillinger (6 months ago)
Yes, pretty nice to look at anyway - and if you come here to eat, then it's (maybe) worth it. We made the detour because we wanted to visit "the sight". However, it doesn't pay off ...
Claus Haschke (6 months ago)
ATTENTION: Cleaning fees for events are charged retrospectively, without an agreement without a contractual background, and are far excessive, e.g. Soiling, because it was raining, was put at € 400, - !? Unfortunately a big disadvantage, especially since sponsorship money does not benefit the artists but has to be spent through costs that have not been agreed, so never again Walpersdorf Castle, pure rip off!
Monika Paar (7 months ago)
Unique ambience, a must for anyone looking for inspiration.
Stefan Stoev (3 years ago)
A place of Art and Culture were young musicians from all over the world are performing concerts on a regular basis. A platform for young and established artists.
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