Ort Castle in Gmunden

Lake view of Ort Castle in Gmunden, Austria

During a state exhibition about the Salzkammergut area in Austria I came across this castle which got famous for being the set of the TV series ‘Schlosshotel Orth’ in 1996. There are two castles of the same name. As this castle is located on an island it is often called Seeschloss Ort whereas the next one is named Landschloss Ort. [German]

Linzer Schloss in Linz

Linz Castle in Linz, Austria

The castle of Linz (Linzer Schloss) was residence of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III (Friedrich III) for several years in 15th century. Today it houses a museum which is part of the State museums of Upper Austria (Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen) and is considered as universal museum.

Railway museum in Ampflwang

Steam locomotives in Ampflwang, Austria

Me and two steam locomotives at the railway museum Ampflwang. This photo reminds me of how huge these steam locomotives really are. The museum is actually a collection of locomotives but also a museum for mining. A short railroad connects the museum with the public railroad and is open for special trips with old locomotives and coaches.

Castles in Upper Austria

View of Linzer Schloss from Nibelungenbrücke

The Austrian state Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) offers a lot of palaces (Schloss) and a smaller sample of castles (Burg). Some palaces even offer a moat (Wasserschloss). Oberösterreich is divided into three statutory cities (Statutarstadt) and 15 political districts (Bezirk).