Year of visit
  • 2017

Location

Adress: Some 150 meters north of the L3082 road between Loosdorf and Frättingsdorf, Austria.

Hanslburg Castle

Hanslburg Castle, locally known as Hanslburg, lies east of the village of Loosdorf, in the province of Lower Austria in Austria.

Although the ruin of Hanslburg Castle may look like the real thing, it is not; it is a folly. It was built in 1800 as a romantic ruin on the site of a much older motte-and-bailey castle. Of that original castle only 3 concentric earthen walls remained. That original castle may have been the predecessor of nearby Loosdorf Castle.

The folly was built by Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, to be used as a hunting and picnic pavillion. When it was finished he presented it to his wife and on Saint John's Eve it was named Hanslburg. After his use it probably fell to even greater ruin.

At present Hanslburg Castle is freely accessible. It will take a short walk over a foothpath through the woods to reach it. I like it and think it is still a romantic ruin.


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Year of visit
  • 2017

Location

Adress: Some 150 meters north of the L3082 road between Loosdorf and Frättingsdorf, Austria.

Year of visit
  • 2017

Location

Adress: Some 150 meters north of the L3082 road between Loosdorf and Frättingsdorf, Austria.

Hanslburg Castle

Hanslburg Castle, locally known as Hanslburg, lies east of the village of Loosdorf, in the province of Lower Austria in Austria.

Although the ruin of Hanslburg Castle may look like the real thing, it is not; it is a folly. It was built in 1800 as a romantic ruin on the site of a much older motte-and-bailey castle. Of that original castle only 3 concentric earthen walls remained. That original castle may have been the predecessor of nearby Loosdorf Castle.

The folly was built by Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, to be used as a hunting and picnic pavillion. When it was finished he presented it to his wife and on Saint John's Eve it was named Hanslburg. After his use it probably fell to even greater ruin.

At present Hanslburg Castle is freely accessible. It will take a short walk over a foothpath through the woods to reach it. I like it and think it is still a romantic ruin.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/hanslburg-castle#sigFreeId8b26549f15

Year of visit
  • 2017

Location

Adress: Some 150 meters north of the L3082 road between Loosdorf and Frättingsdorf, Austria.