Schloss Seggau is located on a wooded hill overlooking the town of Leibnitz. The area around Schloss Seggau has been settled since at least the Roman era, as demonstrated by the impressive lapidarium which has survived from that period. The upper castle was built by the Archbishopric of Salzburg in the twelfth century as a base for missions and supervision and this original structure was expanded in 1218 by the bishops of Seckau. Over time, a total of three castles were built: Burg Leibnitz (belonging to the Archbishopric of Salzburg), the castle of the bishops of Seckau, and Schloss Polheim. The castles were completed in their present form under Bishop Johann Ernst, Count of Thun, in the latter half of the seventeenth century. Schloss Seggau was the residence of the bishops until 1786, after which it remained their summer residence until into the twentieth century.

Schloss Seggau now serves as a site for seminars and conferences with a hotel and a Schloss Cafe. The wine cellar is over three hundred years old and offers the opportunity for wine tastings and sales.



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


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Olly Gronau (12 months ago)
Lovely castle. Just ashame it's a hotel. Beautiful surroundings!
Michael Lock (12 months ago)
We visited late afternoon on one day it was great. When we went for dinner the next evening it was dreadful. We waited an hour for the starter and over an hour-and-a-half for the main course. The "pink-steak" was over-cooked and tough. The waitress was apologetic and said the cook was alone. The management of this 4 star hotel was nowhere to be seen and the staff have my sympathy
Steven Batchelor-Manning (12 months ago)
With stunning views this gorgeous estate is a must visit for those in the Styria region. We enjoyed a company workshop here for three days utilising one of the many conference areas the site has to offer. They were able to accommodate are fairly large group with ease and support us completely during the workshop. The buffet breakfast and lunch offered a great selection of quality food and the catering/refreshment support during the workshop was on point.
Martin Michalicek (12 months ago)
Mixture of hotel, restaurant, congress facility and Castle. Combine modern design and history.
Maja Gajić (2 years ago)
In the beginning of October, I spent two days in this hotel on the retreat organized by my PhD program. Hotel is great! Rooms are nice and clean, with a lot of light. The room where we had lectures and presentation was big enough with good sound quality. Food was of high quality, too. However, the best part of the hotel is outside space and a breathtaking panoramic view.
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