Myths, adventures and gruesome stories entwine around the impressive landmark of Eastern Styria.
The Riegersburg, which could never be conquered in the centuries of its existence, was once considered the strongest fortress in the West. Today it is a popular destination for everyone.
It sits enthroned on the towering basalt rock of a former volcano and offers a wonderful view of the gently rolling hills with forests, vineyards, meadows and fields.
Mentioned for the first time in 1138, the castle complex was given its current size in the 17th century by the castle mistress Katharina Elisabeth Freifrau von Galler.
In 1822, the Riegersburg became the property of the Liechtenstein family, who are still actively involved in maintaining and expanding it.