Heidenreichstein Castle

The largest preserved medieval water castle in Lower Austria.

This colossal building situated in the moorlands to the northwest of the Waldviertel is the largest and best preserved medieval water castle in Lower Austria.

It has never been in enemy hands since its construction at the end of the 12th century. The walls of the four wings, the three corner turrets and the keep are up to four metres thick. A guided tour through the three-storey living apartments with spiral staircase and arcades discloses highly remarkable interior fittings including Gothic furniture, articles of daily life and portrait paintings.