View of Leuchtenburg Castle taken from the skywalk nearby. Inside you can visit an excellent exhibition about the history of porcelain at the Porcelain Worlds or having a piece of XXL sheet cakes (Blechkuchen) at the tavern.
Villa Ticozzi de’ Concina is a building dating back to the 18th century built on top of a hill in the middle of San Danielle del Friuli.
In October 1797 the Treaty of Campoformio between France and Austria was signed in this 16th century villa. Today it houses a collection of antique carriages in the stables and an armory. Besides these museums the villa is also a venue for exhibitions.
Many foreign peoples entered Italy via the area of Friuli in the north-east of the country. Therefore Friuli is that part of Italy with the highest density of castles. The castle of Fagagna has been in ruins since 16th century but it still offers a great view of the countryside from the top of the castle hill.
Blankenburg Castle (Schloss Blankenburg) is settled on a limestone high over the town of Blankenburg in Saxony-Anhalt. Frederica of Hanover, mother of Queen Sofía of Spain, was born here in 1917.
Have you ever listened to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart inside a castle? At Tabor Manor (Schloss Tabor) in Neuhaus am Klausenbach I enjoyed his opera buffa ‘The Marriage of Figaro‘. It was fascinating to listen to the genius music of Mozart and to watch the full moon moving above the stage. [German]
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.