Castles and palaces

Alps is a land of castles which guard the mountain valleys, and the palaces of kings and emperors.

In the Alps there is a lot of them. This site presents those that can be visited. Does not provide those who serve as private residences and are not open to the public.

Castles and palaces are described in the following data: name, address, brief description, link to the website of tourist attraction, photo.

Artstetten - castle

Castles and palaces - Artstetten - Schloss Artstetten - Austrian Alps
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Austria

This palace was the residence of  archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose death in Sarajevo has evoked World War I.
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Artstetten - castle
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Belweder - palace

Castles and palaces - Belvedere - Schloss Belvedere - Austrian Alps
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Wien, Austria

This palace was the summer residence of general Prince Eugene. Nowadays there are many interesting art exhibitions inside.
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Belweder - palace
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Bernstein - castle

Castles and palaces - Bernstein - Burg Bernstein - Austrian Alps
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Austria

Here you can book a room, where Laszlo E. Almásy - the chief character of the movie ``The English Patient`` - had lived.
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Bernstein - castle
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Clam - castle

Castles and palaces - Clam - Burg Clam - Austrian Alps
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Klam, Austria

The castle near Klam was built in 1149 and is one of the most preserved castles in the province Upper Austria.
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Clam - castle

Festenburg - castle

Castles and palaces - Festenburg - Schloss Festenburg - Austrian Alps
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Bruck an der Lafnitz, Austria

The Castle in the province Styria was build in the 12th century as a castle and turned into a monastery around the year 1700.
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Festenburg - castle
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Fuschl - castle

Castles and palaces - Fuschl - Schloss Fuschl - Austrian Alps
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Austria

The Castle was build in 1450 as a hunting lodge and was one of the sets for the famous `Sisi` movies in the 50s.
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Fuschl - castle
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Grafenegg - castle

Castles and palaces - Grafenegg - Schloss Grafenegg - Austrian Alps
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Austria

The Castle was rebuild in the 19th century in the style of neo-Gothic Tudor style and offers a great park today.
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Grafenegg - castle
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Güssing - castle

Castles and palaces - Güssing - Burg Güssing - Austrian Alps
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Güssing - castle
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Halbturn - castle

Castles and palaces - Halbturn - Schloss Halbturn - Austrian Alps
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Halbturn - castle
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Herberstein - castle

Castles and palaces - Herberstein - Schloss Herberstein - Austrian Alps
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Austria

A castle in Styria with a zoological garden and a historical garden which shows different types of garden architectures.
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Herberstein - castle
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Hof - castle

Castles and palaces - Hof - Schloss Hof - Austrian Alps
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Austria

A palace next to the border of Slovakia with a large garden which descends down to the March River across seven terraces.
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Hof - castle
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Hofburg - palace

Castles and palaces - Hofburg - Austrian Alps
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Hofburg - palace
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Hohensalzburg - fortress

Castles and palaces - Hohensalzburg - Festung Hohensalzburg - Austrian Alps
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Salzburg, Austria

The chief landmark of the city Salzburg was build in the 11th century and is one of the most preserved fortresses in Europe.
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Hohensalzburg - fortress
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Hohenwerfen - Festung Hohenwerfen

Castles and palaces - Austrian Alps
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Salzburg, Austria

This strategic bulwark in the Salzach Valley was a set of the movie `Where Eagles Dare` and offers a historic falconry center.
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Hohenwerfen - Festung Hohenwerfen
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Kaiservilla - palace

Castles and palaces - Kaiservilla - Austrian Alps
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Bad Ischl, Austria

This villa in Bad Ischl was the summer residence of the Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph and his family.
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Kaiservilla - palace
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Kremsegg - castle

Castles and palaces - Kremsegg - Schloss Kremsegg - Austrian Alps
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Austria

Kremsegg was home for old cars for many years, but changed into a museum of music instruments nowadays.
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Kremsegg - castle

Kufstein - fortress

Castles and palaces - Kufstein - Festung Kufstein - Austrian Alps
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Kufstein, Austria

The landmark of the city Kufstein was build in 13th century and changed ownership several times between Tyrol and Bavaria.
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Kufstein - fortress
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Lockenhaus - castle

Castles and palaces - Lockenhaus - Burg Lockenhaus - Austrian Alps
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Lockenhaus - castle
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Mauterndorf - castle

Castles and palaces - Mauterndorf - Burg Mauterndorf - Austrian Alps
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Salzburg, Austria

The former occasional summer residence of the archbishops of Salzburg offers many medieval experiences in its walls.
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Mauterndorf - castle
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Rosenburg - castle

Castles and palaces - Rosenburg - Austrian Alps
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Austria

A castle of the 11th C. In the 16th C it was renewed in renaissance style. Today you can watch performances with falcons and hawks.
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Rosenburg - castle
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Salzburg - Residenz Salzburg

Castles and palaces - Austrian Alps
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Salzburg, Austria

The former residence of the Archbishops of Salzburg offers several pompous rooms and a gallery for paintings.
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Salzburg - Residenz Salzburg
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Schlaining - castle

Castles and palaces - Schlaining - Burg Schlaining - Austrian Alps
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Stadtschlaining, Austria


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Schlaining - castle
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Schönbrunn - castle

Castles and palaces - Schönbrunn - Schloss Schönbrunn - Austrian Alps
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Wien, Austria

A great palace - which was the summer residence of empress Maria Theresa - with one of the oldest zoological gardens nearby.
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Schönbrunn - castle
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Starkenberg - castle

Castles and palaces - Starkenberg - Schloss Starkenberg - Austrian Alps
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Austria

A castle in Austria which was built in 14th C in order to secure the Via Claudia Augusta. Later it turned into a brewery.
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Starkenberg - castle
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Stubenberg - castle

Castles and palaces - Stubenberg - Schloss Stubenberg - Austrian Alps
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Austria

The complex, dating back to the 13th century, was expanded into a castle with a nice arcaded court later.
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Stubenberg - castle

Tratzberg - castle

Castles and palaces - Tratzberg - Schloss Tratzberg - Austrian Alps
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A-6200 Jenbach, Austria

A castle which shows furniture of the 16th century and a marvellous hall with the coat of arms of the Habsburgs until Maximilian I.
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Tratzberg - castle
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Altenhof - castle

Castles and palaces - Zamek Altenhof - Austrian Alps
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Austria

Castle on the river Ranna. Locates the largest castle church in Austria. The church in the Baroque style. It is available for weddings.
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Altenhof - castle