Used as a summer seat by the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg dynasty, the castle is the resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg. It also houses the Archduke Franz Ferdinand Museum. The castle remains the private property of the Hohenberg family.
Castle of Artstetten coin
The castle was recently selected as a main motif for a high value euro collectors' coin: the Austrian 10 euro Castle of Artstetten commemorative coin, minted on 13 October 2004. The coin's obverse shows the castle of Artstetten standing above the Danube River on the threshold to the region of Wachau.
- Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (1863-1914), heir presumptive to the Austrian Empire throne, and his wife Sophie Chotek (1868-1914), Duchess of Hohenberg, both assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914
- Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg (1922–2011), wife of Franz, Duke of Hohenberg and member of the Luxembourg Royal Family
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