A Trip to the Riegersburg

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A Trip to the Riegersburg

The Riegersburg was probably built in the early 12th Century - at least the first written document they have is from then. It is basically 'the' castle of Styria. Today's appearance is from the 17th Century. Since the early 19th Century it is owned by the Liechtenstein family.

The castle is really impressive and you can see why they built it there: it's the only high-up place in the vicinity and you have a great view over the landscape. There is a very steep way up there from the surrounding town which leads through several gate houses. It was also a very hot day and there are only few trees and the path has deep tracks from centuries of carts going up and down. There's also the possibility to go up with a lift. On the other hand, if you really feel like it you can also climb up to the castle over the surrounding cliffs.

In front of the entrance to the actual castle there's a large restaurant and surprisingly up on the plateau there's also a vineyard and we had to make space for a tractor. Unfortunately there was no time to also visit the inside of the castle, but we'll come back and do that, too.
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Two pictures of the town surrounding the castle.
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