Burgstall Waltenstein

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Burgstall Waltenstein
Sketch of the location of the Waltenstein castle stable after Viktor Freiherr von Handel-Mazzetti (1909)

Sketch of the location of the Waltenstein castle stable after Viktor Freiherr von Handel-Mazzetti (1909)

Creation time : 1146 (first documented mention)
Castle type : Hilltop castle
Conservation status: Burgstall
Place: municipality Walding
Geographical location 48 ° 20 '13.4 "  N , 14 ° 7' 4.4"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 20 '13.4 "  N , 14 ° 7' 4.4"  E
Burgstall Waltenstein (Upper Austria)
Burgstall Waltenstein

The Postal Waltenstein is an Outbound hilltop castle on the Mursberg in the community Walding in District Urfahr environment of Upper Austria . The Mursberg (388 m) with its fortifications Waltenstein, Schwarzgrub and Eppenberg probably served as a retreat during the invasions of the Huns, the Avars or the Magyars. In the event of overpowering enemy attacks, the residents rescued themselves primarily on the Mursberg, in order to then disappear further in the " northern forest " in an emergency .


Around 1146, Adelramus II owned by Waldeck-Feistritz (* around 1085-1090, † before 1158) Waltenstein. This came from the family of the Lords of Traisen and was (in his second marriage) son-in-law of Rudolf von Perg. He also called himself "von Waltenstein" or "von Eppenberg". Both of his marriages remained without male heirs and his second marriage to Richenza von Perg was divorced. Adalram and Richenza appear as benefactors for the Archdiocese of Salzburg and Wilhering Abbey . A Walter von Waltensteine ​​is named as a witness. On January 15, 1158, Emperor Friedrich I decided that Waltenstein with Ottensheim and Pesenbach would be given as a gift to the canons of St. Marien an der Feistritz. Waltenstein then seems to have come to the place. An Ortolf von Waltenstein and Tollet , coming from the line of the Lords of Ort and married to Alhait de Waltenstein, is mentioned between 1160 and 1172. Waltenstein later appears as the Dominikalgut of the Griesbach-Waxenberger .

Another document mentions the widow of Chunrad Ungnad and her relatives, who renounced Waltenstein on December 21, 1348 in favor of Wulfgang Ungnad, which is still mentioned in documents from St. Florian around 1373 . On April 13, 1415, Hans Dretmacher sold the Waltenstein seat to the knight Andreas the Herleinsperger and on February 5, 1457 handed over the farm on the Mursberg to the Wilhering monastery. Waltenstein was then a fiefdom of Reinprecht V. von Walsee .

The chapel in front of the Meierhof was built in 1886.

Burgstall Waltenstein today

Waltenstein Castle was on the Mursberg near the Waltensteiner Gut. A granite dome on three sides provided a defensible position. The area of ​​the castle square was 60 × 80 m. At the beginning of the 20th century, deep ditches and a high wall between them could be seen. To the north the stronghold was protected by a high wall. Presumably there was an outer trench in front of it. The foundation walls were recognizable on the rock plateau. At that time, the farmers from Waltenstein removed stones from the castle wall to build their own houses.

The castle hill is still recognizable today. However, the two section trenches were backfilled. In place of the outer bailey, a housing estate is expanding today.


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Viktor von Handel-Manzetti, 1909, p. 9.
  2. Steingruber, 2013, p. 363.