Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf

Kreuzenstein Castle in Leobendorf, Austria

The Kreuzenstein Castle of today was erected in the years 1874 – 1906 by order of Count Johann Nepomuk Graf Wilczek. As the castle consists of a lot of medieval material bought from other castles it offers modern as well as medieval structures. It was the set of many movies, e.g. for the  2010 television series ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

Stilklassen in Berndorf

Egypt classroom in Berndorf, Austria

The Berndorf schools located in the Austrian state of Lower Austria were planned by architect Ludwig Baumann and opened in 1909. Each classroom is designed in a different historical style (Stil), so the German name of these rooms is Stilklassen. The classrooms are still in use but open for visitors.

Castles in Lower Austria

Dog lady at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is an Austrian state in the north-eastern part of Austria. It is divided into four statutory cities (Statutarstadt) and 21 districts (Bezirk). The landscape is dotted with strong hilltop castles (Burg) and castle ruins (Burgruine) as well as luxurious palaces (Schloss) in the style of Renaissance or even Tudor.