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Europe » Austria » Styria » Riegersburg April 23rd 2008

Well, it's spring now and time for me to go out and explore parts of Austria I've never seen before. One of these places is Riegersburg...one of the coolest castles (Burg) I've seen so far, which lies on the Styrian border of Burgenland, which used to be the border to the former Ottoman Empire. German makes the difference between castle (Schloss) and castle used for defense (Burg); for example, could you imagine Schloss Neuschwanstein being used for defense? Anyway, RiegersBURG is cool because of its long history beginning with its construction in the 1200s. Since then it has been expanded and cultivated by its various nobles and subsequent owners (now it's owned by some rich dude from Liechtenstein). Apparently there was a lot of witch hunting going on while the Burg was still in use (it's ... read more
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