Burg Liechtenstein, Maria Enzersdorf

Liechtenstein Castle (German: Burg Liechtenstein) is a privately owned castle near Maria Enzersdorf in Lower Austria, bordering Vienna. It is on the edge of the Wienerwald (Viennese Forest). The castle, originally built during the 12th century, was destroyed by the Ottomans in 1529 and 1683, and it remained in ruins until 1884, when it was rebuilt.

Liechtenstein (German for "bright stone") Castle is the place of origin of the House of Liechtenstein, the ruling family of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The family owned the castle from at least 1140 until the 13th century, and again from 1808 to the present.

Today, the castle is mainly known for the Nestroy Theatre Festival, which is held annually during the summer months. The 1969 film A Walk with Love and Death, the 1971 film The Vampire Happening, the 1979 film The Fifth Musketeer, and the 1993 film The Three Musketeers featured shots of the castle.
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  • Great looking castle which you can not fully see from the street but there is a nice free parking close by and then a short walk through the street or forest it is a great site to see, you can only...  more »
  • We can talk a lot about this place, but on thing is sure! You will deal with a castle jumped out of a fairytale! So, there is a truth why Peter Jackson has directed a few images from the first piece.....  more »
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  • Beautiful little castle close to Vienna. There are guided tours if you fancy a closer look. The castle sits on a small hill with plenty of foot paths for the adventurous as well as car access to a close by manor.
  • Although, rebuild as a castle- museum in the 1900drs, it still shows a lot of it's original Romanesque construction, we had a friendly and knowledgeable guide, it was an interesting tour, roughly an hour long
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