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Wasserburg Castle (Schloss Wasserburg) 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 Wasserburg.
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Wasserburg Castle was first mentioned in written sources in 1185. The aristocrat Dietmar von Wassenburg is considered the first owner of the castle. Until the 13th century, Wasserburg remained in the possession of the von Wasserburg family, the most notable of which was Heinrich von Wasserburg, a relative of the famous Count von Liechtenstein. Legend has it that von Liechtenstein took the lead in freeing King Richard the Lionheart. In 1238, the nobleman Otto von Haslau took possession of the castle. A couple of years later, the estate passed into the possession of the aristocratic Puchberger family.
In the 14th century, the von Toppel family became the owners of the castle, but already in 1515 Christoph von Sinsendorf bought the castle. The Zinsendorf family lived in Wasserburg for over four centuries.
During the First World War, the castle functioned as a rest house for soldiers from the front. In 1923, Count Karl Hugo Seilern bought the castle, which still belongs to his family.
Wasserburg Castle is located 45 km west of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Nearby is the Wachau Valley, with its famous vineyards, monasteries, castles and small old villages - one of the most beautiful parts of the country, ideal for excursions and relaxation.
Today, this romantic baroque castle is surrounded by a picturesque pond inhabited by ducks and a wide variety of fish. The owners of the castle rent it out for various celebrations. Thoroughbred horses graze in paddocks in the historic park under the shade of old trees. There is a luxurious outdoor pool and tennis court. For golfers, there are several beautiful golf courses in the surrounding area.
The castle has 9 bedrooms, all decorated in an English style. On the ground floor there is a small hall, a large hall with a fireplace, an entrance hall, a small salon.
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