Prandegg Castle Ruins

Schönau im Mühlkreis, Austria

Prandegg Castle is an elongated castle on a hilltop adjacent to a collection of rocky cliffs. It lies between two valleys formed by the Waldaist River and the smaller Prandegg stream. The first written mention of the castle occurred in 1287. Prandegg was for centuries intimately connected with Markt Zell (today Bad Zell) and the nearby Zellhof Palace. Since the local boundaries changed in 1784, the castle now belongs to the community of Schönau im Mühlkreis. Prandegg lies in the northern part of this community, between the Aist and the Naarn rivers, which in 853 CE was given by the Margrave William II to the Monastery of St. Emmeram in Regensburg.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Timea Siflis (2 years ago)
Very nice place to have a good walk through the woods uphill and see these old ruins. Possible to eat, drink and also to sleep beside the ruins.
Miodrag Cehajic (3 years ago)
Great family afternoon out. Lots to explore. Terrain suitable for people of all ages. Wonderful place for a day trip with family and friends! The ruins are in very good condition and there is even a taverne for food and drinks!
Chris Rachowicz (3 years ago)
Wonderful place for a day trip with family and friends! The ruins are in very good condition and there is even a taverne for food and drinks! If you go on longer hiking trips, you can stay in their sleeping cabins. Franz is the manager and he is always nice and friendly.
Victoria Sherman (3 years ago)
Amazing ruin, very well preserved. Lots of fun to explore, especially for children. Amazing countryside, perfect for day trips.
Bojana Dimitrova (4 years ago)
A trip to the past
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