Castles in Styria

Front view of Schloss Kornberg

Styria offers a lot of castles (Burg) as there was a need for defense against Ottomans and Hungarians in earlier times. Besides big fortresses like Riegersburg and town fortifications like in Radkersburg there are also a lot of palaces (Schloss) with lovely Renaissance courts.

Castles in Bezirk Liezen

Strechau Castle in Styria, Austria

Liezen is a district (Bezirk) in the north-west of the Austrian state Styria. The landscape is generally mountainous divided by several valleys. The biggest valley is named Ennstal. Some palaces (Schloss) are used as hotels, hostels or museums now. The biggest castle (Burg) is called Strechau, which is known as the second largest castle of Styria.

Castles in Burgenland

Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria

Burgenland is the youngest state of Austria. Though ‘Burgen’ is the German term for castles the name of this state originates to several cities whose names end with ‘-burg’. Burgenland ist divided into nine political districts (Bezirk) and two statutory cities (Statutarstadt)

Castles in Austria

View of Schloss Schönbrunn taken from Gloriette

Austria is divided into nine provinces. Eight of them are dominated by a lot of castles and fortresses, the ninth province named Vienna, which is also the capital city of Austria, is dominated by a lot of palais.