Litschau Castle

Litschau Castle, locally known as Schloss Litschau, lies, in a town with the same name, in the province of Lower Austria in Austria. The town is the most north easterly town of Austria and thus close to the Czech border.

Litschau Castle has an irregular shape with a curtain wall, remains of circular towers and a moat. It has a circular keep dating back to the 13th century.

The castle was first mentioned in 1215. It was owned by the Kuenringer and Puchheim families. In 1431 the castle was badly damaged by the Hussites. Since 1763 the castle is owned by the Counts of Sellern-Anspang.

There are several nice legends about the castle. One legend tells a story about the wife of the Lord. When the castle was besieged by Swedish troops she stood on top of the keep. From there she is supposed to have shot an arrow with which she shot a spoon out of the hand of a Swedish general who was having lunch.

As the castle is private property and is inhabited by its owners it can't be visited. I think this is a nice, small castle. It also has a some extra meaning for me as the town of Litschau is the place were my grandma came from.


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Litschau Castle

Litschau Castle, locally known as Schloss Litschau, lies, in a town with the same name, in the province of Lower Austria in Austria. The town is the most north easterly town of Austria and thus close to the Czech border.

Litschau Castle has an irregular shape with a curtain wall, remains of circular towers and a moat. It has a circular keep dating back to the 13th century.

The castle was first mentioned in 1215. It was owned by the Kuenringer and Puchheim families. In 1431 the castle was badly damaged by the Hussites. Since 1763 the castle is owned by the Counts of Sellern-Anspang.

There are several nice legends about the castle. One legend tells a story about the wife of the Lord. When the castle was besieged by Swedish troops she stood on top of the keep. From there she is supposed to have shot an arrow with which she shot a spoon out of the hand of a Swedish general who was having lunch.

As the castle is private property and is inhabited by its owners it can't be visited. I think this is a nice, small castle. It also has a some extra meaning for me as the town of Litschau is the place were my grandma came from.


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