On the right bank of the Danube – on a steep rock structure above the Danube – you will find Burgruine Aggstein (Aggstein Castle), which has been lovingly renovated in recent years and has now become an incredible experience for its visitors.
Even the Kuenrings used to reign here and there are many legends surrounding, and associated with, the so-called “Rose Garden”.
Not only the fabulous view of the Danube Valley or the Dunkelsteinerwald (Dunkelstein Forest) but also the wide range on offer from the Castle Tavern, Audio Guided Tours and the Nibelungen Exhibition make this visit an amazing experience for the entire family.
Melk Abbey incorporates everything Baroque and is one of the most beautiful and finest Baroque examples in Europe. Visitors can expect fascinatingly designed museum rooms, magnificent halls such as the Marble Hall and library, an unforgettable view of the Danube valley and the high Baroque Collegiate Church. The Abbey Park invites you to relax from May to October. From the panoramic terrace of the Northern Bastion you can enjoy a far-reaching view of the park, the monastery buildings and the surrounding areas.
For more information, visit: www.stiftmelk.at
In the footsteps of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …slightly away from the Danube and in the centre of a wonderful park, lies the “Fairytale Castle Artstetten”. The castle is a place of commemoration for Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.
Visitors will also find relaxation and entertainment here – in the Castle’s Café, the superb terrace overlooking the extensive park or in the museum shop with its wide selection of products…
An Exhibition Center. A meeting room. Annual changing exhibitions in an international context – at the pulse of society and in relation to the present. In the centre of Europe: Challenging questions of our time are being raised – and answers sought. Schallaburg Castle shows new perspectives on the rapidly changing world: in-depth as well as pleasurable encounters with different cultures.
Whoever enters the castle immerses into a fascinating world full of secrets. The changeable history of Schallaburg Castle, the extensive historic garden and well-signposted hiking routes guarantee an exciting visit to the castle for the entire family.
The unmistakable Benedictine Abbey Göttweig towers at 422 m above sea level on the eastern edge of the world-famous Danube valley of the Wachau (a UNESCO World Heritage landscape).
A World Heritage Site itself since 2001, the abbey not only attracts guests from all over the world but it also serves as a spiritual centre in the heart of Lower Austria and is run by a community of about 45 monks.
The Renaissance Castle Rosenburg is one of the best preserved architectural monuments of its kind in Austria. Let yourself be enchanted by the impressive castle complex, the romantic gardens and Europe’s largest surviving tournament courtyard. Immerse yourself in history by taking a personal tour of the stately home. Afterwards visit the unique Demonstration of the Historic Falconry which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more details, please go to: www.rosenburg.at.