Kreuzenstein Castle rises up from a height of 266 meters. The high position of the castle enables a panoramic view over the Korneuburg Basin as well as to Greifenstein Castle opposite. In the 13th century, Kreuzenstein Castle became the property of the Habsburgs.
During the Thirty Years' War the castle was handed over to the Swedish occupation. The subsequent blasting of Kreuzenstein Castle prompted the polar explorer Johann Nepomuk Graf Wilczek to have a show castle built in the same place
The huge castle complex grew to hold a priceless library, amazing works of art, and with more than 100,000 objects. It also gained Austria’s largest private collection of weapons.
Getting To The Castle From Vienna: From the Vienna Floridsdorf Train Station it is a quick 20-28 minutes to Leobendorf-Burg Kreuzenstein Station (5€ round-trip), but then requires a 35-minute walk over to the castle which is well marked. It is only 27 minutes from Vienna by car to the castle parking lot.
Address: 2100 Leobendorf
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