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Windegg Castle in Ruins

Schwertberg, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • Suitable for groups

The hamlet of Winden sprawls on a ridge east of Schwertberg. Windegg Castle´s first appearance in recorded history was in the year 1208.

The Windegg Castle in Ruins is one of the largest castles in lower Mühlviertel Region and covers 1,042m². The Castle probably was erected around 1170 and fell into ruin by the end of the 17th century - indeed, not much was left of the actual mighty Romanesque structure. Windegg Castle has been restored by the committed "Windegg Initiative" since 1980 to save it from complete dilapidation. Thus visitors can now step back in time and experience the remnants of the 12th century Castle.

Sundays 2pm to 6pm from May through October. Guided tours can be arranged anytime - please call in advance.
Free-will donations welcome!

  • Registration required

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Guided tour
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

Please get in touch for more information.


Windegg Castle in Ruins
Windegg 52
4311 Schwertberg

Phone +43 7262 61155
E-Mail gemeinde@schwertberg.at
Web www.schwertberg.at

Contact person
Mr Karl Pernerstorfer

We speak the following languages


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