Niederfalkenstein Castle

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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 Falkenstein 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 valley side of the carriage.

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