Niederfalkenstein Castle in Obervellach

Niederfalkenstein Castle in Obervellach, Austria

Niederfalkenstein Castle (Burg Niederfalkenstein) is situated high over the municipality Obervellach in the Austrian state of Carinthia. This photo was taken from a train while passing the railway bridge Falkensteinbrücke.

Together with Oberfalkenstein Castle (Burg Oberfalkenstein), it forms a castle complex generally known as Falkeinstein Castle (Burg Falkenstein). Whereas Oberfalkenstein is badly damaged, the restored Unterfalkenstein has turned into a picture book castle. Passengers of the Tauern Railway will enjoy this view while sitting on the valleyside of the carriage.