Wildenstein Castle

Wildenstein Castle, locally known as Burg Wildenstein, lies in the forests next to bad Ischl, in the province of Upper Austria in Austria.

Although Wildenstein Castle was first mentioned in 1392, it probably dates back to at least the 13th century. 

Since 1419 the castle was property of the House of Habsburg and served as an administrative location for the Salzkammergut region. It was devastated by a fire in 1593 but it was rebuilt afterwards. In 1715 however, it burned down completely for a second time. This time it was not rebuilt but abandoned after which it fell to ruin.

At present the ruins of Wildenstein Castle can freely be visited. It will take a walk over forest paths for about 15 minutes to reach it from the nearest roads. Not a very spectacular ruin, it lacks a lot of architectural detail, but the natural setting makes the visit worth it.


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Wildenstein Castle

Wildenstein Castle, locally known as Burg Wildenstein, lies in the forests next to bad Ischl, in the province of Upper Austria in Austria.

Although Wildenstein Castle was first mentioned in 1392, it probably dates back to at least the 13th century. 

Since 1419 the castle was property of the House of Habsburg and served as an administrative location for the Salzkammergut region. It was devastated by a fire in 1593 but it was rebuilt afterwards. In 1715 however, it burned down completely for a second time. This time it was not rebuilt but abandoned after which it fell to ruin.

At present the ruins of Wildenstein Castle can freely be visited. It will take a walk over forest paths for about 15 minutes to reach it from the nearest roads. Not a very spectacular ruin, it lacks a lot of architectural detail, but the natural setting makes the visit worth it.


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