Seefeld Castle (Lower Austria)

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Seefeld Castle
Seefeld Castle

Seefeld Castle is a castle in Seefeld-Kadolz in Lower Austria .


The Chadolte family can be traced back to the 11th century and gave the place Kadolz its name. The first moated castle was probably built around the middle of the 12th century . Rudolf von Habsburg transferred the entire area to the Nuremberg burgrave Friedrich III at the end of the 13th century . von Zollern , whereby the Seefeld rule became the centerpiece of the so-called Brandenburg fiefdom, which was able to maintain its imperial immediacy into the 18th century . This fiefdom was held by the Kuenringer from 1292 to 1594 . The last Kuenringer, Johann VI. Ladislaus is also buried in the church in Seefeld.

Hans Wilhelm Graf Hardegg acquired the rule in 1629, and Julius and Johann Hardegg had the moated castle redesigned from 1710 to 1715 according to plans by Johann Jakob Castelli . The building was badly damaged in 1945, and extensive restoration work began in 1992, when the garden was also rebuilt according to historical plans. The castle is not accessible and can only be viewed from the outside.


The three-storey complex stands on a small hill in Seefeld, which makes the four-winged building block around a rectangular inner courtyard visible from afar. In the gable of the south-facing, eleven-axis main front, there is a large facade clock, above which sandstone figures of Chronos and Hermes sit.

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Coordinates: 48 ° 43 ′ 9 ″  N , 16 ° 10 ′ 31 ″  E