After staying a night at the former Zell Manor I came across this castle on my morning walk. It is generally known as Rothschild Castle (Rothschildschloss) since it was rebuilt in the style of neo-Gothic by Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild.
The former Zell Manor (Schloss Zell) serves as hotel with the name “Das Schloss an der Eisenstrasse” now. I spend a night at this building in the style of early Baroque and was especially impressed by staying that near to Rothschild Castle (Rothschildschloss) and the old part of Waidhofen/Ybbs.
Windegg Mansion (Schloss Windegg) also known as the ‘Bürgle‘ was founded in 14th century as a guesthouse for a nearby abbey. There is a rumor that Pope Martin V stayed here for some time after his election in 1417 at the Council of Constance.
Really not the best photo taken through the windows of my bus, but what would be a visit to the city of Schaffhausen without taking a pic of its signature landmark? Munot was built as circular fortress in 16th century and serves as venue for events organized by the Munotverein now.
Until 1889 Karmel Mayerling served as hunting lodge and was known as Schloss Mayerling. The heir to the Austrian throne Rudolf and his mistress died here in 1889. After their dead the building turned into a monastery (Karmel Mayerling). On that place where the couple had been found the church depicted above has been erected.
The Madonnenschlössel was built in 1923 by Mayor Georg Gyömörei. It was the residence of him and his wife which was the sister of Count Almasy. Today it serves as budget-friendly accommodation for hikers and bikers and as venue for events.
Höch Castle (Schloss Höch), first mentioned in 11th century, offers a nice view over the Flachau area. Inside there is a big salon with a splendid decoration made of wood. Owned by a shareholder of a pit (‘Gewerke’) for a long time it serves as venue for cultural events now.
Burgruine Dürnstein (Durnstein Castle) was first mentioned as castrum Dierenstein in 1144. The castle is placed right at the border between Styria and Carinthia. I took this photo while on a train ride between Friesach and Unzmarkt. One can see the catenary of the railroad at the left side of the picture.
The Maßenburg is a castle ruin on a hill high over Leoben. It was probably first built in 13th century. Today hikers have there a great view of Leoben from a viewing tower built on the ruins of a former watch tower.
The construction of Graz Castle (Grazer Burg) started in 1438 by Duke Friedrich V. The photo above was taken from the Burggarten, a hidden park just outside the old walls of Graz. The castle offers some interesting details, e.g. several engravings showing the motto A.E.I.O.U. and a complete twin spiral staircase.