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Under The Dome #11 Family Crest

As we came closer to the Hungarian border on our latest roadtrip we spotted this. Still located in Austria, this impressive country chateau has a history that dates back to the Middle Ages. Back then, there was a fortress located here which was supposed to be a shield against Magyars. Since the complex was fortified and armed really well, it could last for centuries.


After several changes of owners, a young monarch ordered to knock down the old buildings, though. He was rejecting the pomp and scrollwork of the late Baroque. Instead he had this Classicist-style lodge built. Still today, this 4,000 square meters big building is existing in a similar form.


We only had one hour of sunlight left and this abandoned heritage-protected monument was the first exploration on our road trip.


See more of the site in this episode of our latest series:

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Taken on May 1, 2019