Kornberg Castle is located near Dörfl (municipality of Riegersburg), in south-east Austria in Styria.
Kornberg Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1284. It was built by the Lords of Kornberg - on behalf of the Knights of Riegersburg-Wildon - to secure access to the Riegersburg. The strategically favorable, elevated castle was additionally secured by a fortification wall. Originally it was not used as a residential palace, but as a fortified complex. In the course of securing the border region against Hungary, numerous colonists from Lower Austria were settled and castles were founded in the 12th century.
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Our Raabtal habitat
From the heavily polluted river to the lifeline of the Steirisches Vulkanland region.
The Raab flows quite inconspicuously through our region, mostly at a leisurely pace and not very spectacularly. But that was not always so! Countless times the Raab flooded large parts of the valley floor, entire villages were under water. It was used for fishing, bathing and washing - but also for garbage disposal and sewage disposal. Many still remember the foamy Raab in the 80s. Since then, a lot has been achieved, from flood protection and improving water quality to renaturation and development as a recreational area. A long-term idea and many small implementation steps made it possible to turn the heavily polluted Raab into a living body of water with the highest water quality.
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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.
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LAKE POOL WITH LAKE HOUSE
18,000 m² of water surface, large sunbathing lawn, two beach volleyball courts, adventure paddling pool with play stream, pit-pat facility, 36-meter-long water slide, diving tower and water climbing wall. E-bike rental.
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Eisenerz is a city with 3,806 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the north of Styria, around 25 km northwest of the district capital Leoben.
Eisenerz is located on the Erzbach in the middle of the towering cliffs of the Eisenerzer Alps in the southwest and the Hochschwab in the northeast. The four rock formations of Eisenerzer Reichenstein, Wildfeld, Kaiserschild and Pfaffenstein dominate the cityscape. Then there are the reddish colored steps of the Erzberg, which is the largest iron ore open-cast mine in Central Europe.
In the north of the municipality lies the Leopoldsteiner See.