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Kreuzenstein Castle, Leobendorf

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Burg Kreuzenstein is a castle near Leobendorf in Lower Austria, Austria. Burg Kreuzenstein is 265m above sea level. It was constructed on the remains of an early medieval castle that had fallen into disrepair and was then demolished during the Thirty Years' War. Intended to be a family vault for the Wilczek family, it was rebuilt in the 19th century by Count Nepomuk Wilczek with money from the family's large Silesian coal mines. Kreuzenstein is interesting in that it was constructed out of sections of medieval structures purchased by the family from all over Europe to form an authentic-looking castle. Thus, the castle can be considered both a 'neo-' and 'original' medieval structure. The castle is sometimes used as a location for films.This castle is sometimes confused with the medieval castle Burg Liechtenstein, where the movie The Three Musketeers was filmed in 1993.LocationThe castle is located just north of Vienna and the Danube on a rising above Rohrwald, directly above Leobendorf and between the towns of Korneuburg and Stockerau. The elevation is, the height above the Danube about 100m.Close to Burg Kreuzenstein is a water gap in the Danube called Wiener Pforte ("Viennese Portal"), so that it allows a wide view of the current course of the river and the Korneuburger Becken ("Korneuburger sedimentary basin") upstream. Approximately opposite to Burg Kreuzenstein, on the south bank of the Danube, lies Burg Greifenstein castle. Our Leobendorf trip itinerary maker site makes visiting Kreuzenstein Castle and other Leobendorf attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The castle is in perfect condition outside and inside. It is very beautiful and there are many things from that times that are in perfect shape. The tour is great, but only in German. The guide, nice....  more
    The castle is in perfect condition outside and inside. It is very beautiful and there are many things from that times that are in perfect shape. The tour is great, but only in German. The guide, nice....  more »
  • In Leobendorf close to Vienna you will find this interesting place to visit. It is indeed a castle - renovated from the ruins of a medieval castle existing there using a rather unusual approach. I... 
    In Leobendorf close to Vienna you will find this interesting place to visit. It is indeed a castle - renovated from the ruins of a medieval castle existing there using a rather unusual approach. I...  more »
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  • It is worth a visit, but reading the reviews guide only does a tour in German. I was lucky one at 2pm I was by myself and it was private tour in English! Guide opens the door for you and you are not able to just walk by yourself around the place. Definitely was worth a visit.
  • This castle is stunning! Things you should know: 1) the tour is only in German BUT there is an English guidebook you can buy BUT the ticket agent will not tell you about it. 2) Tours start on the hour and the doors are closed until just a few minutes before the tour begins. 3) even though the restaurant and the raptor experience take cards the castle doesn't. CASH ONLY (15€ for adults). So after you drive into town to the ATM and come back for the next hour's tour you will get to see this excellent castle. Some views are actually breathtaking but the tour is so fast you don't get to enjoy them for long and no photos inside so good luck! We were not shown the church, the library or about 2/3 of the castle. There were several children on our tour that seemed to enjoy themselves but probably not great for very young ones. Still, we enjoyed the castle and would have gladly taken a tour of the rest of the castle. Don't miss it but be prepared.

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