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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxeDKY9uR6g