Liechtenstein Castle (Styria)

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Liechtenstein Castle near Judenburg

Schloss Liechtenstein , also Schloss Neu-Liechtenstein , is a castle near Judenburg in Styria ( Austria ).

Building description

The two-and-a-half-storey building with a high hipped roof has a rococo portal with the Koenigsbrun coat of arms. The rooms have stucco ceilings from the late 17th century , the outbuildings date from the early 18th century .


The previous building was Ulrich von Liechtenstein's castle , located southeast of Judenburg on a rock spike ( 47 ° 10 ′ 0.64 ″  N , 14 ° 40 ′ 32.16 ″  E ) . Liechtenstein Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1140 and fell into disrepair in the 16th century. Remnants of the palace are still preserved today.

Around 1650, the Seckau Abbey had the castle built below the ruins of the castle. The first mention of it in 1705 in the sovereign feudal letter says: "... that the fortress Liechtenstein collapsed, whereas a new castle was built underneath ..." The barons of Königsbrun expanded the castle in the 18th century. In 1814 it was bought by Prince Johann I Josef von und zu Liechtenstein , and later it came to the State of Styria.

Todays use

The very well-preserved castle was renovated several times until 2001, it was housed in a state student residence. The Neu-Liechtenstein palace complex is a listed building. The castle was offered for sale by the State of Styria in 2011 and is currently owned by the Diakonie de La Tour . Under the name 'Haus Murtal', the property is used together with the Diakonie refugee service as a basic support facility for asylum seekers.

Individual evidence

  1. Kronenzeitung from January 16, 2011: Country is looking for new lords of the castle in Judenburg
  2. ^ House Murtal. Retrieved February 16, 2017 .


  • Georg Clam Martinic: Austrian Castle Lexicon. Palaces, castles and ruins . Landesverlag, Linz 1991, ISBN 3-85214-559-7 .

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Coordinates: 47 ° 10 ′ 7.2 "  N , 14 ° 40 ′ 23"  E