Burg Liechtenstein, Maria Enzersdorf

#8 of 86 in Historic Sites in Lower Austria
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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 (Vienna Woods). The castle, originally built during the 12th century, was destroyed by the Ottomans in the siege of Vienna in 1529, and again in the Battle of Vienna in 1683, and it remained in ruins until 1884, when it was rebuilt.
Liechtenstein (German for "Light 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 hosts 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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  • Not a nice place to be. Poor value for the entrance fee. Like they robed you. 🤮🤮🤮 So called aristocracy, in fact some cheap idiots  more »
  • Due to lock down have passed by this great castle as it is not far and i often walk this route. The castle itself was closed due to the lock down. Was very impressive this cold day, from far looks...  more »
  • 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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