The the 300 years old Grafenegg Castle Gardens are the home of rare plants from all over the world as well as architectural masterpieces. In the center of the 32 hectare park lies Grafenegg castle. Eponym of the castle and the place Grafenegg is the owner of the princely fief in the 15th century – Ulrich von Grafeneck. In the 17th century, the growing complex was expanded into a fortified castle with towers and moat. Between 1840 and 1888 Grafenegg Castle acquired its present form in the style of “romantic historicism”. The famous master builder was Leopold Ernst, who was also appointed master builder at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.
Grafenegg Castle Gardens are the perfect place for a picnic
A network of trails invites you to a nice stroll. Walking along the trails you can explore the different historical phases of the park. Apart from the castle itself there are also several other interesting places that you can explore. The Cloud Tower is an impressive open-air stage that thrills parents and children with an imaginative construction of concrete, steel and glass. There are also eight outdoor sculptures scattered all over the park. In the castle tavern, parents and children are served home-style food with bonnet level. Wine lovers should check out the Grafenegg wine cellar with its delicious wines from the Kamptal.
With it’s many trees, big lawns and ponds the park is the perfect place to have a picnic. Scattered accross the park you can find several benches and wooden tables that invite you to sit down and rest.
Entering the Grafenegg Castle is subject to a fee.
For more information please visit the Grafenegg castle’s website.