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Gosting Palace and the ruins of Gosting castle (Schloss Goesting und Burgruine) description and photos - Austria: Graz. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Schloss Goesting und Burgruine.
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Castle Gosting is the ruins of a castle in Gosting, located in the northwest of Styria, in Graz.
The castle was built in the 11th century, and the first mention of Gosting dates from 1042, when Emperor Henry III gave land to Count Gottfried. In 1050 Gottfried bequeathed Gosting to his brother Adalbero from Wurzburg. From that time until the 17th century, the castle was in the possession of the princes, it was led by a viscount.
In the 15th century, the castle was modernized: it was expanded to a fortress to protect against the Turks and Hungarians.
In 1707 the castle and the surrounding lands were acquired by Count Attems. In mid-July 1723, by an amazing coincidence, lightning struck a barn with gunpowder, as a result of which most of the castle burned down. After the fire, they decided not to restore the castle, and as a new residence for the Attems family, a new castle was built at the foot of the mountain.
Since 1999, the castle ruins and the surrounding forests belong to the Baker Auer family. Today the former castle has only three floors, the chapel of St. Anne, which is used for church services. A small museum has been set up in the former tavern. The museum and the chapel are located on the territory of the second - "Upper" castle. A little to the west are the ruins of an old castle, from which it is still possible to determine where the central entrance, the moat and the drawbridge were built. The castle was once surrounded by a rampart with a palisade. The northern part of the castle courtyard was used for household buildings. The water supply system is still partially preserved.
The castle ruins are half an hour's walk from the center of Gosting.
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