Ivy climbs up the old stone walls. The wild grapevine climbs in the courtyard. The water of the Ybbs flows unimpressed past the imposing castle. Once bishops resided here, later Baron Rothschild lived behind the thick stones;
Today the historic walls are a place of gathering.Culture in modern splendor. Already from the outside it can be guessed that there is no classic castle behind these walls. The glass cube on the castle tower is visible from afar and testifies to the courage of the star architect Hans Hollein to combine the old with the new. In this way, he has also created a concert hall inside the palace that is second to none. World stars as well as students from the music school can be heard in the crystal hall. High culture and folk culture are equally well framed and attract numerous visitors.Weddings & seminars with that certain something the old smithy near the babbling Schwarzbach find an individual setting here.
Rothschild Castle also has room for ideas and is often used for company events and seminars. In the midst of the old walls, thought processes are stimulated and visions are spun. “Capture” history, enjoy the green space, discover the shine of lights. Elements Museum. This is where the city’s history becomes “tangible” and the world of toys shows the imagination and stories of children of bygone days. The castle park, which is also a “nature in the garden” show garden, attracts children to the playground and picnickers to the meadow in summer. In winter there is often a snowman parade lined up like castle guards.
And as if that weren’t enough for these old walls, every year on the 2nd weekend in Advent the whole castle shines during the Flaming Christmas Lights, with numerous exhibitors showing their handicrafts.
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Volksschule Lackenhof, Lindenplatz 8
3295 Lackenhof am Ötscher
Phone: +43 664 8679694
Handicraft, Museum, New worlds to experience
In the multimedia adventure museum “FeRRUM – world of iron” at the historic Ybbsitz market square, visitors can expect an exciting and eventful journey through time into the world of iron processing.
The modern exhibition, equipped with interactive stations, gives insights into the forging trade and shows us how much metal surrounds us.
Perfect technology and state-of-the-art installations, coupled with an architectural masterpiece, allow the visitor an entertaining and instructive journey through the past, present and future.
Combine your visit to FeRRUM with a hike along the 3 km long blacksmith’s mile. A total of eight experience points, so-called milestones, tell the hikers about the former life of the blacksmiths and grinders. An ideal excursion for the whole family.
Get your nails on the nail and come to Ybbsitz: the old iron was yesterday!
Phone: +43 7443 85300
The Emotion Life Center connected to the Ybbstal brine bath is your contact for relaxation, exercise and rehabilitation. The wellness offer ranges from massages and foot care to cosmetics.
You can follow your training in the fitness area with its fantastic view of the Göstlingen mountains. Weekly courses, which guests can also join at any time, round off the programme. The Ybbstal “Solebad” and Emotion Life Center also offer joint packages.
Stonewalls steeped in history
Take part in a guided tour of the former monastery grounds and afterwards let the restaurant team spoil you.
Renovation works on the charterhouse in Gaming started in 1984. Today, the former monastery is a centre of cultural life with an ambience that is both historical and modern complete with hotel, restaurant and private brewery.
Inaugurated in 1342, the Gaming Charterhouse is the largest charterhouse in the whole of Central Europe and one of the richest monasteries in the country. Today, the renovated premises accommodate a four-star hotel, an event venue, a restaurant and an in-house brewery as well as several university institutes. The atmospheric Easter and Christmas markets are annual highlights.
Guided tours (in German) of the Gaming Charterhouse take place daily at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. between the beginning of May and the end of October. Guided group tours are possible by appointment. All yards and the most important rooms and premises like church, baroque library, prelates’ hall and museum are part of the tour.
“Gaminger Kartausen Bräu” (Charterhouse Brew)
Groups of 20 or more can book tours (in German) of the Gaming Charterhouse’s private brewery – including a beer tasting – by prior appointment. The Dreher brewing system with 250 litres has been in use since 2008 and consists of a demonstration brew kettle and four brew kettles. The “Gaminger Kartausen Bräu” is brewed according to the purity law and does not contain any chemical additives