Hardegg Castle

Located in the smallest city in Austria.

The middle of the River Thaya has marked the border between Austria and Moravia for centuries and this gave rise to the castle being built in the 12th century.

Hardegg with its 78 inhabitants is the smallest town in Austria. Nowadays Hardegg Castle is not as big as it was although its location in the midst of the gentle Thaya Valley countryside is very impressive. The tall keep in particular can be seen from far down the valley. The romantic chapel, the dungeon, the kitchen, the armoury and the exhibition devoted to Emperor Maximilian of Mexico are all well worth seeing.