Forchtenstein Castle (Austria)

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The impressive complex is one of the most important symbols of Burgenland. Built in the early fourteenth century, this fortification has been able to resist and survive the Turkish invasion of 1529 besieging Vienna and in 1622 took possession of the Esterházy princes who completely restored the building giving it its present appearance.
The splendid frescoes on the walls dell'Innenhof - the courtyard - are to be considered among the largest in the north of the Alps. The castle has been assigned the name of "Tresor der Esterházy", safe Esterhazy, as it guards the family objects very precious as the pieces of the Baroque Room of the treasures, and collections of pieces from the spoils of military campaigns.

Forchtenstein Castle for the best day
The castle is the perfect place for a dream wedding in a setting of high historical value, as well as representing an extraordinary setting and stunning surroundings for a photo service and elegant in style.
The baroque chapel of Forchtenstein with its rich decoration is one of the most beautiful in Austria. The environment, artistically decorated with stucco and frescoes, was for generations a favorite place for weddings - once reserved for nobles, now accessible to all couples. A considerable number of halls and lounges also allows you to organize the reception or simply an elegant refreshing champagne.

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Latitude: 47.71024
Longitude: 16.32943
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