Schloss Weesenstein

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Over 700 years of building, demolition, reconstruction and preservation have bequeathed a castle, with a structure combining all the styles from Gothic to Classical within its walls. Great halls in the attic, stables on the fifth floor, the vault underneath and the stately living quarters one floor lower – when it comes to architecture, everything appears to be upside down, for the building grew from top to bottom. Here is the oldest part of the construction – the tower – with its foundations five floors above the classical conservatory, which was built centuries later. The reason for this “fortified curiosity”, as it was called in a description of the castle in 1879, is the peculiar growth of the structures and the rock together. From outside, the structure appears to grow around the cliff to the valley floor, but from the inside you can see the rock has been used as walls and flooring in the stairwells and halls as a secure foundation. Despite the many changes in architectural styles throughout the centuries, a deliberate uniformity in design, which has helped keep a vitality in the building up to now, has been achieved. Even if the outward appearance has changed from the days of a small castle to a magnificently decorated “great Belvedere on high battlements”, the medieval character of the palace remains at the core. It has been the obligation of all those who have owned the building to maintain this tradition.

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Alexkarl on May 15, 2012

Ein wunderschönes Foto von einem interessanten Schloss mit einer langen Geschichte. LIKE!!!

Viele Grüße Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Вадим Крюков on May 15, 2012

Beautiful photo! Regards, Vadim. L

乾龍 on May 15, 2012

Beautiful place and photo

I like 24

Best wishes from Taiwan

Qianlong

Ocminter No Views oc… on May 15, 2012

Magnifico edificio

Rodrigo Chavez Nesta… on May 16, 2012

Beautiful shot. greetings. Rodrigo. LIKE.

Manek Taolin on May 17, 2012

Beautiful building!

L+F

Best regards from Indonesia

Dušan Railfan on May 18, 2012

L28!

Michael Sumerin on May 19, 2012

The beautiful landscape. Like. Michael.

Petros Kalaitzis on May 20, 2012

Great shot! LIKE + YS. Greetings, Petros

✿ܓ Gy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on May 23, 2012

Sehr schöne Landschaft und Foto des Schlosses.

Schönes Bild.

LIKE ♡ ♡

✿ ܓ Gyongyi ✿ ܓ

Mark Kreuz on May 27, 2012

Thanks to all!

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on June 4, 2012
  • LIKE 32 - Hallo Mark - Alle loben Dein schönes Foto - das mache ich jetzt auch - Herzlichen Glückwunsch von Wolfgang - Du hast das berühmte Schloss wunderbar fotografiert -
Meisch Roger on November 12, 2012

Ein super Foto FAV 6

Carles G on January 29, 2013

Un lloc preciós. Molt bona foto. M'agrada. Salutacions, Carles

Mark Kreuz on September 4, 2013

Thanks to all!

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  • Uploaded on May 11, 2012
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    by Mark Kreuz
    • Camera: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. DiMAGE G600
    • Taken on 2012/05/08 15:41:05

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