Schloss Seggau

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Schloss Seggau
Styria, Austria
SchlossSeggau.JPG
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Hotel (seminars and conferences) and the "Schloss Café"
Site history
Built 12th century
Built by Archbishopric of Salzburg
Schloss Seggau near Leibnitz

Schloss Seggau is a castle situated in the locality Seggauberg in southern Styria, Austria. It is located on a wooded hill overlooking the town of Leibnitz. Schloss Seggau is situated at a height of 344 metres (1,129 ft).[1]

History[edit]

The area around Schloss Seggau has been settled since at least the Roman era, as demonstrated by the impressive lapidarium which has survived from that period. The upper castle was built by the Archbishopric of Salzburg in the twelfth century as a base for missions and supervision and this original structure was expanded in 1218 by the bishops of Seckau. Over time, a total of three castles were built: Burg Leibnitz (belonging to the Archbishopric of Salzburg), the castle of the bishops of Seckau, and Schloss Polheim. The castles were completed in their present form under Bishop Johann Ernst, Count of Thun, in the latter half of the seventeenth century. Schloss Seggau was the residence of the bishops until 1786, after which it remained their summer residence until into the twentieth century.

Schloss Seggau now serves as a site for seminars and conferences with a hotel and a "Schloss Cafe". The wine cellar is over three hundred years old and offers the opportunity for wine tastings and sales.

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This article was initially translated from the German Wikipedia.

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Coordinates: 46°46′50″N 15°31′24″E / 46.7805555556°N 15.5233333333°E / 46.7805555556; 15.5233333333