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Wolfsberg Castle
Wolfsberg and surrounding
Architecture,  Castles, Fortresses, Towers,  Palaces
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The name of the castle can be literally translated as wolf mountain. Indeed, with its monumentality and predatory towers, the castle is associated with a wolf hiding in the mountains. In fact, it got this name, according to legend, because of the wolves that previously lived here.

This citadel was built in 1178. At that time it belonged to the diocese of Bamberg. The castle complex included two defensive towers connected by the residential part of the building, an inner courtyard, wings, and stables.

In the 16th century, the castle underwent reconstruction. The new owners added a Renaissance charm to it. In 1532, the Milanese architect Peter von Würst built the massive South-Western tower Südwestturm. Later, in 1565, it was decided to increase its height.

Already in the 9th century, the castle changed the master again. The Royal Chamberlain, Ugo von Donnersmark, took a fancy to it and decided to buy it. He decided to modify the new dwelling for himself and ordered to add neo-Gothic features to it. For this purpose, famous architects August Schwendenwein and Johann Romano von Ringe were invited.

Today the castle belongs to the Carinthian mining company GmbH. It opened it for free access, and also allow visitors to use it as an exhibition and concert hall. In the castle, it is possible to attend seminars and business meetings, see the original decoration of the castle, walk through its rooms and admire the luxury that permeates the entire space of Wolfsberg.

There is also a cafe and restaurant within the walls of the castle, which serves local delicacies. The establishments fit very harmoniously into the atmosphere of a medieval castle. Here you can also order a banquet for any festive event. Try schnitzel or local sausages! When will you ever have dinner in such an unusual place?

Address: 1, Schloßstraße, 9400

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