LANDSEE CASTLE RUINS
ONE OF CENTRAL EUROPE’S BIGGEST DEFENSIVE STRUCTURES
Landsee Castle was built in the 12th century. The mighty complex is one of Europe’s biggest defensive structures. The Esterhazy family has owned the fortress for centuries. In the 18th century a fire destroyed the bastion that was once thought of as impregnable.
The view from the castle keep of the Pannonian plain, across to the Geschriebenstein and the foothills of the Alps, is unsurpassed. The imposing site, set in unspoiled scenery, exerts a special attraction.
The five defensive walls and five-storey keep are an impressive sight. There are interesting guided tours for adults and children; a well-signposted route transports visitors to a time long ago.
Today the still imposing ruins are overgrown with trees and shrubs. The ruins have been given a lease of new life with the creation of the “Landseer Berge” nature reserve and as a venue for open-air events.