Neuberg Castle in Hartberg is one of the most important preserved castle of Styria. The medieval hilltop castle was built in the 12th century by Gottschalk Schirling as a border castle against the Hungarian armies. It belonged to the Herberstein family until the late 1900s.

The square tower is the oldest part of the castle, dating from c. 1160. The finely decorated Renaissance ballroom dates from the 16th century. The chapel was consecrated in 1661.

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Founded: c. 1160
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Werner Röder (7 months ago)
Wenn man mit etwas Geduld nachfragt, findet man Zugang zur Burgkapelle...mit den Bildern der Nothelfer
M. Schweiger (17 months ago)
Sehr nett, aber privat. Es ist nur von außen zu betrachten
Silvia Fank - Singer (17 months ago)
Jedes Jahr am letzten Sonntag im August gibt es auf der Spielwiese beim Schloss das Ägydifest. Mit Musik und gutem Essen. Wir würden uns freuen wenn wieder viele Gäste kommen würden.
Thomas Sackl (2 years ago)
Leider nur ein (verschlossenes) Gebäude von außen zugänglich. Der Rest der Anlage versteckt sich hinter dichten Bäumen.
Paul Felberbauer (2 years ago)
In Privatbesitz daher nur von außen zu besichtigen.
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