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Artstetten Castle, Artstetten

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Artstetten Castle (German: Schloss Artstetten, pronounced [ˌʃlɔs ˈaʁtʃtɛtn̩] (listen)) is a château near the Wachau valley in Lower Austria, in the muncipality of Artstetten-Pöbring.

It is the resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.
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  • Cruising along the Danube. That’s why I love tripadvisor. A wealth of info about all the places we see. In the wachau valley area. 
    Cruising along the Danube. That’s why I love tripadvisor. A wealth of info about all the places we see. In the wachau valley area.  more »
  • We came on a trip via our river cruise. This place has a very interesting history as it was the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the assisination of whom caused the outbreak of World War One. 
    We came on a trip via our river cruise. This place has a very interesting history as it was the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the assisination of whom caused the outbreak of World War One.  more »
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  • Nice exhibition, nice Café, relaxing garden area. It's not exciting, but very calm, best if you look for something to wind down.
  • We got a personal visit with the princess of the castle and a descendant of the Habsburg family, Princess Anita. A visit to the crypt in the basement of the castle is where Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie are entombed. There’s also a small museum showing the event leading up to the First World War. Great tour for history buffs, not so much for others in our group.

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