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Schloss Ochsenburg description and photos - Austria: St. Polten. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Schloss Ochsenburg.
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Ochsenburg Castle is located on a rocky outcropping 30 meters high on the banks of the Traisen River in the southern part of St. Polten, in the province of Lower Austria. The medieval castle of the "gentlemen of Oxenburg" was rebuilt into a Renaissance palace in the 16th century. The Baroque south wing was probably built before 1698 by the architect Jacob Prandtauer (1660-1726). In the 18th century, the castle chapel of St. Nicholas was built.
The Oxenburg castle from 1383 to 1530 was the property of one of the monasteries in St. Polten. In principle, the entire history of the castle is associated with religious organizations. The monastery, which owned the Oxenburg castle, was dissolved during the church reforms in 1784. At the same time, the castle passed into the possession of the Lower Austrian Religious Fund. A year later, it was bestowed on the newly created diocese of St. Polten. During the Second World War, Oxenburg Castle was used as a military hospital. After the end of hostilities, residents of the city, including the clergy, were not at all up to the restoration of the once majestic palace. They boarded him up and left him unattended for a while. The castle was gradually dilapidated. It was soon restored.
After reconstruction, the castle was used as a summer residence for the bishops of St. Polten. In 2010, it became known that the diocese was going to sell the Oxenburg Palace for three million euros. However, there were no buyers, so the clergy announced in mid-2011 that the castle could be rented for parties and various celebrations. Until now, the Oxenburg castle has not been withdrawn from sale and is waiting for its new owner.
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Topic: Castle Ochsenburg (Schloss Ochsenburg) description and photos - Austria: St. Polten.