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photos which are shown in the gallery.
At this page you will find:
Link to a download
page (with screensavers with photos of Albrechtsberg Castle, guide
as word doc, map, ...) for downloading.
Links to other
sites about Albrechtsberg Castle:
Dunkelsteiner Forest, Albrechtsberg
Links to other
sites, which are in indirect connection to Albrechtsberg Castle:
Castle lies at the edge of Dunkelsteiner
Forest, near the river Pielach,
in the lower Pielach
valley. The village Albrechtsberg is part of the municipality Loosdorf.
The next bigger town is Melk.
>From the western section one can see the castle Schallaburg
Next to the castle
are a riding stable (informations:
für Reiten und Fahren in Niederösterreich or Pferdeforum),
as well as fishing
Some more comments
on the castle:
Short (not quite
correct) description in: Clam Martinic, Georg: Burgen & Schlösser
in Österreich [fortresses and castles in Austria]. Wien: Tosa Verlag,
1996. (S. 106-107):
Up rising three
to four storey [correctly: two to three storey] castle, which still retained
its military character. A stone bridge leads
across the moat to the unequally rectangular building.
built with blocks of stones, round tower,
two [correctly: three!] yards (in the smaller one
wooden gallery in the first
floor. Early gothic, today's profaned chapel with remarkable Epitaph
(tombstone) of David Enenkel, about 1600, as well as a Holy
Mary Statue from stone above the portal (16th. century). [Between 1950
taken away by unknowns]. About 1100
here a "Festes Haus" [sturdy, strong, solid house] mentioned. 1147
possession of the brothers Hademar and Siegfried from Mauer (retinue of
the count of Schalla); in the 13th century mention of the chapel. 1378-98
possession of the Kilber, from 1400 till 1605 of the Enenkel, later the
owner often changed (Tschernembel, Starhemberg and some more). In the 19th
century big structural modifications, from 1909 till 1950 property of the
family prince Rohan.
[note: more detailled
history and description in the guide].