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.

Aggstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Aggstein - castle
Aggstein
Austrian Alps
Schönbühel 47,
A-3392 Schönbühel-Aggsbach,
Austria

Altenhof - castle

Castles and palaces

Altenhof - castle
Altenhof
Austrian Alps
Austria

Castle on the Ranna River. It houses the largest castle church in Austria. Baroque church. It is available for weddings.

Ambras - castle

Castles and palaces

Ambras - castle
Ambras
Austrian Alps
Austria

Anif - palace

Castles and palaces

Anif - palace
Anif
Austrian Alps
Austria

Artstetten - castle

Castles and palaces

Artstetten - castle
Artstetten - Schloss Artstetten
Austrian Alps
Austria

This palace was the residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose death in Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I.

Asparn - castle

Castles and palaces

Asparn - castle
Asparn
Austrian Alps
Kirchengasse 6,
2151 Asparn an der Zaya,
Austria

Belweder - palace

Castles and palaces

Belweder - palace
Belvedere - Schloss Belvedere
Austrian Alps
Wien,
Austria

This palace was the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Currently, there are many interesting art exhibitions.

Bernstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Bernstein - castle
Bernstein - Burg Bernstein
Austrian Alps
Austria

Here you can book the room where Laszlo E. Almásy lived, the main character of the film The English Patient.

Clam - castle

Castles and palaces

Clam - castle
Clam - Burg Clam
Austrian Alps
Klam,
Austria

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

Ehrenberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Ehrenberg - castle
Ehrenberg
Austrian Alps
Klause 1,
6600 Gemeinde Reutte,
Austria

Falkenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Falkenstein - castle
Falkenstein
Austrian Alps
2162 Falkenstein bei Poysdorf,
Austria

Festenburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Festenburg - castle
Festenburg - Schloss Festenburg
Austrian Alps
Bruck an der Lafnitz,
Austria

A castle in the province of Styria was built in the 12th century as a castle. Around 1700 it was converted into a monastery.

Finstergrün - castle

Castles and palaces

Finstergrün - castle
Finstergrün
Austrian Alps
Burgstraße 65,
5591 Ramingstein,
Austria

Fischhorn - castle

Castles and palaces

Fischhorn - castle
Fischhorn
Austrian Alps
Zellerstraße 38,
5671 Fischhorn,
Austria

Forchtenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Forchtenstein - castle
Forchtenstein
Austrian Alps
Melinda Esterhazy-Platz 1,
7212 Forchtenstein,
Austria

Franzensburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Franzensburg - castle
Franzensburg
Austrian Alps
Schloßpl. 16/1,
2361 Laxenburg,
Austria

Freundsberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Freundsberg - castle
Freundsberg
Austrian Alps
Burggasse 55,
6130 Schwaz,
Austria

Fuschl - castle

Castles and palaces

Fuschl - castle
Fuschl - Schloss Fuschl
Austrian Alps
Austria

The castle was built in 1450 as a hunting lodge and was one of the locations of the famous movie `Sisi` in the 1950s.

Gmünd - castle

Castles and palaces

Gmünd - castle
Gmünd
Austrian Alps
9853 Gmünd in Kärnten,
Austria

Golling - castle

Castles and palaces

Golling - castle
Golling
Austrian Alps
Markt 1,
5440 Golling an der Salzach,
Austria

Grafenegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Grafenegg - castle
Grafenegg - Schloss Grafenegg
Austrian Alps
Austria

The castle was rebuilt in the 19th century in a neo-Gothic Tudor style and today offers a large park.

Greillenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Greillenstein - castle
Greillenstein
Austrian Alps
Greillenstein 1,
3592 Röhrenbach,
Austria

Greinburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Greinburg - castle
Greinburg
Austrian Alps
Greinburg 1,
4360 Grein,
Austria

Güssing - castle

Castles and palaces

Güssing - castle
Güssing
Austrian Alps
Schloßgasse,
7540 Güssing,
Austria

Güssing - castle

Castles and palaces

Güssing - castle
Güssing - Burg Güssing
Austrian Alps
Güssing,
Austria

Medieval fortified castle, the origins of which date back to the 12th century. It houses a museum with an impressive armory.

Halbturn - castle

Castles and palaces

Halbturn - castle
Halbturn - Schloss Halbturn
Austrian Alps
Halbturn,
Austria

A baroque chateau built in 1701-1711 as a hunting lodge for Emperor Charles VI. The castle premises are used as exhibition and concert halls.

Hardegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Hardegg - castle
Hardegg
Austrian Alps
Hardegg Stadt 38,
2082 Hardegg,
Austria

Heidenreichstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Heidenreichstein - castle
Heidenreichstein
Austrian Alps
Schremser Str. 1,
3860 Heidenreichstein,
Austria

Hellbrunn - castle

Castles and palaces

Hellbrunn - castle
Hellbrunn
Austrian Alps
Fürstenweg 37,
5020 Salzburg,
Austria

Herberstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Herberstein - castle
Herberstein - Schloss Herberstein
Austrian Alps
Austria

A castle in Styria with a zoo and a historic garden that shows the different types of garden architecture.

Hochosterwitz - castle

Castles and palaces

Hochosterwitz - castle
Hochosterwitz
Austrian Alps
Hochosterwitz 1,
9314 Launsdorf,
Austria

Hof - castle

Castles and palaces

Hof - castle
Hof - Schloss Hof
Austrian Alps
Austria

A palace on the border of Slovakia with a large garden that goes down to the river on March seven terraces.

Hofburg - palace

Castles and palaces

Hofburg - palace
Hofburg
Austrian Alps
Wien,
Austria

The Vienna palace of Austrian rulers from the 13th century to 1918. Expanded and rebuilt by successive rulers. The dominant style is baroque and classicism. The residence of the president of Austria and a museum are located here. An imperial ball is organized every year on New Year`s Eve.

Hohensalzburg - fortress

Castles and palaces

Hohensalzburg - fortress
Hohensalzburg - Festung Hohensalzburg
Austrian Alps
Salzburg,
Austria

Hohensalzburg (High Salzburg) is considered to be the largest fully preserved fortress in Central Europe. It is the most powerful structure in Salzburg, rising above its historic center. The beginnings of the facility date back to the 11th century. It is a museum facility, one of Austria`s greatest tourist attractions. The interiors hide beautiful, gothic prince chambers and a museum documenting the history of the building.

Hohenwerfen - Festung Hohenwerfen

Castles and palaces

Hohenwerfen - Festung Hohenwerfen
Austrian Alps
Salzburg,
Austria

Situated on a high rock (150 meters), this mighty medieval castle, which dates back to the 11th century. It is open to visitors. In summer, various festivals and artistic events are organized in the castle. There is also a falconry museum where you can watch hunting bird training shows. The castle served as a film set several times. It was filmed here, among others. scenes for the movie Only for eagles.

Kaiservilla - palace

Castles and palaces

Kaiservilla - palace
Kaiservilla
Austrian Alps
Bad Ischl,
Austria

This villa in Bad Ischl was the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph and his family.

Kaja - castle

Castles and palaces

Kaja - castle
Kaja
Austrian Alps
Merkersdorf 79,
2082 Merkersdorf,
Austria

Klessheim - palace

Castles and palaces

Klessheim - palace
Klessheim
Austrian Alps
5071 Wals-Siezenheim,
Austria

Kremsegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Kremsegg - castle
Kremsegg - Schloss Kremsegg
Austrian Alps
Austria

Kremsegg was home to old cars for many years, but nowadays it has turned into a museum of musical instruments.

Kreuzenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Kreuzenstein - castle
Kreuzenstein
Austrian Alps
2100 Leobendorf,
Austria

Kufstein - fortress

Castles and palaces

Kufstein - fortress
Kufstein - Festung Kufstein
Austrian Alps
Kufstein,
Austria

Kufstein Fortress is one of the most impressive buildings in Tyrol. Its history dates back to the beginning of the 13th century. Inside, there is a regional museum, and in one of the towers you can see the huge Heroes` Organ (Heldenogel) built in 1931 to commemorate German and Austrian soldiers who died during the First World War.

Landskron - castle

Castles and palaces

Landskron - castle
Landskron
Austrian Alps
Schloßbergweg 30,
9523 Villach,
Austria

Liechtenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Liechtenstein - castle
Liechtenstein
Austrian Alps
Am Hausberg 2,
2344 Maria Enzersdorf,
Austria

Lockenhaus - castle

Castles and palaces

Lockenhaus - castle
Lockenhaus - Burg Lockenhaus
Austrian Alps
Lockenhaus,
Austria

Medieval defensive castle from the 13th century. There are frescoes from the 13th century in the castle chapel.

Mauterndorf - castle

Castles and palaces

Mauterndorf - castle
Mauterndorf - Burg Mauterndorf
Austrian Alps
Salzburg,
Austria

A small castle located in the picturesque village of Mauterndorf. The restored interiors (even the toilet) allow you to see the history live. The attraction is the possibility of trying on replicas of historical costumes. There is also a playground with slides and climbing ropes.

Moosham - castle

Castles and palaces

Moosham - castle
Moosham
Austrian Alps
Moosham 12,
5585 Unternberg,
Austria

Neu-Ems - castle

Castles and palaces

Neu-Ems - castle
Neu-Ems
Austrian Alps
Hohenems,
Austria

Niederfalkenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Niederfalkenstein - castle
Niederfalkenstein
Austrian Alps
Pfaffenberg 19,
9821 Obervellach,
Austria

Ottenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Ottenstein - castle
Ottenstein
Austrian Alps
3532 Rastenfeld,
Austria

Prandegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Prandegg - castle
Prandegg
Austrian Alps
Prandegg 3,
4293 Schönau im Mühlkreis,
Austria

Riedegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Riedegg - castle
Riedegg
Austrian Alps
Schloss,
4211 Riedegg 1,
Austria

Riegersburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Riegersburg - castle
Riegersburg
Austrian Alps
Riegersburg 1,
3382 Riegersburg,
Austria

Rosenburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Rosenburg - castle
Rosenburg
Austrian Alps
Austria

Castle from the 11th century. Renovated in the Renaissance style in the 16th century. Today you can watch performances with falcons and hawks.

Salzburg - Residenz Salzburg

Castles and palaces

Salzburg - Residenz Salzburg
Austrian Alps
Salzburg,
Austria

The former residence of the Archbishop of Salzburg offers several pompous rooms and a picture gallery.

Schallaburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Schallaburg - castle
Schallaburg
Austrian Alps
Schallaburg 1,
3382 Schallaburg,
Austria

Schlaining - castle

Castles and palaces

Schlaining - castle
Schlaining
Austrian Alps
Rochuspl. 1,
7461 Stadtschlaining,
Austria

Schlaining - castle

Castles and palaces

Schlaining - castle
Schlaining - Burg Schlaining
Austrian Alps
Stadtschlaining,
Austria

A magnificent medieval castle, the origins of which date back to the second half of the 13th century. There is a museum and a conference center here. Exhibitions and temporary exhibitions are organized.

Schönbrunn - castle

Castles and palaces

Schönbrunn - castle
Schönbrunn - Schloss Schönbrunn
Austrian Alps
Wien,
Austria

A grand palace that was the summer residence of Empress Maria Theresa with one of the oldest zoos in the area.

Schönbühel - castle

Castles and palaces

Schönbühel - castle
Schönbühel
Austrian Alps
Schönbühel 47,
3392 Schönbühel an der Donau,
Austria

Seggau - castle

Castles and palaces

Seggau - castle
Seggau
Austrian Alps
Seggauberg 1,
8430 Leibnitz,
Austria

Senftenberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Senftenberg - castle
Senftenberg
Austrian Alps
3541 Senftenberg,
Austria

Starkenberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Starkenberg - castle
Starkenberg - Schloss Starkenberg
Austrian Alps
Austria

A castle in Austria that was built in the 14th century for security purposes on Via Claudia Augusta. Then it turned into a brewery.

Stubenberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Stubenberg - castle
Stubenberg - Schloss Stubenberg
Austrian Alps
Austria

The complex, dating back to the 13th century, was later expanded into a castle with a beautiful arcaded mansion.

Tratzberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Tratzberg - castle
Tratzberg - Schloss Tratzberg
Austrian Alps
A-6200 Jenbach,
Austria

castle with furniture from the 16th century and a magnificent hall with the coats of arms of the Habsburgs to Maximilian I.

Vichtenstein - castle

Castles and palaces

Vichtenstein - castle
Vichtenstein
Austrian Alps
4091 Vichtenstein,
Austria

Wildberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Wildberg - castle
Wildberg
Austrian Alps
Wildberg 2,
4202 Kirchschlag bei Linz,
Austria

Wolfsberg - castle

Castles and palaces

Wolfsberg - castle
Wolfsberg
Austrian Alps
Schloßstraße 1,
9400 Wolfsberg,
Austria