ROMANTIC 14TH CENTURY FORTRESS

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Mr Karl Vetter von der Lilie

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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ROMANTIC 14TH CENTURY FORTRESS

Stubenberg am See Castle Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms sleeping 9 in medieval castle in Styria overlooking Lake Stubenberg

GPS: N 47.24571° E 15.77985°

Neuhaus Castle is located on a mountain high above the River Feistritz in the eastern part of Styria, offering an unspoilt view over Lake Stubenberg and the hills beyond. All rooms are south facing. The grace and charm of antique furniture are combined with modern plumbing. Pleasant indoor temperatures are guaranteed throughout the summer.

Neuhaus Castle is a medieval fortress. Having stood as a ruin for two centuries, it is currently being restored to its original splendour. Today, from June to September, 3 bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, 2 baths and kitchens on the third floor (no elevator!) as well as 1 double bedroom with bath on the first floor are provided for our guests.

Neuhaus Castle was built in the 14th century by the counts of Stubenberg, one of the oldest and most renowned nobel families of Styria. It forms part of the line of fortifications erected along the eastern border of Austria to protect the region against invading Hungarians and Turks; however, there are no reports that the castle was ever besieged or taken. Other families followed, such as the Draxler and Wurmbrand.

Bernhard Draxler undertook some major restaurations after the castle had been damaged by fire in 1541 (a gruesome legend is linked to this tragic event); the main entrance gate with his coat of arms and the machicolation above bear witness to these works. Around 1680, on the eve of the Ottoman wars, the Wurmbrands added a 100 ft. high shield-wall giving the castle its present characteristic appearance. Only a century later, they abandoned Neuhaus and moved to their newly built residence in the baroque castle of Schielleiten near-by.

In 1800, lightning set fire to the roof reducing the once prominent fortress to a romantic ruin.

Reconstruction began in 1982 with the purpose of creating a residence for the present owners, Count and Countess Vetter von der Lilie, as well as to provide accomodation for tourists who prefer the unusual to designer hotels. Today, the entire 3rd floor (no lift!) consisting of three bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 bathrooms/showers and kitchens, together sleeping 7 persons, as well as a double bedroom with bath on the 1st floor, are ready to receive guests. They have the choice between preparing their own meals or to breakfast - for a little extra - with the owners. The exceptional location of the building on top of a mountain offers a bird’s-eye view over Lake Stubenberg and the rolling country-side bejond, a view only shared by a faithful couple of falcons and a large family of black martins. A guided tour of the premises is offered free of charge.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mr Karl Vetter von der Lilie

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Speaks english, french, german
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Graz
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Hartberg
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Hartberg
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Stubenberg
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Bad Waltersdorf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Stubenberg
Car: necessary

Stubenberg, situated at the heart of the “Appleland” region of Styria, offers a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. Already Celts and Romans knew about the beauty of the place; their rich cultural heritage combined with numerous touristic attractions on the ground, in refreshing water or high up in the air make a holiday an exciting experience.

Sports: swimming, surfing or sailing in the pleasantly warm water of Lake Stubenberg, tennis, walking, hiking and jogging, ballooning and paragliding, cycling and horse riding, fishing, golf in short distance.

Health and leisure: numerous spas, Kneipping, boat trips, large animal park and rose-garden at near-by Herberstein Castle.

Excursions: along the Castle and Apple Roads or on a nostalgic steam train, stalactite caves, Graz – the Cultural Capital of Europe 2003 – is at a distance of 60 km, Vienna at 150 km.

Dining-out: good-value cuisine typical for rural Styria, wine-cellars and schnaps-breweries.

Other Activities: ballooning

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Availability & Rates

Stubenberg am See Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Additional information about rental rates

Payment in cash
Half at check-in, rest at check-out
Notes All taxes and charges included
Payment in cash
Check-in after 3 pm., check-out until 11 am.
Pets by arrangement.
Breakfast optional at EURO 10/person/day
Member of EUROPE OF TRADITIONS
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Amenities

Stubenberg am See Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Shampoo
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washing mashine
  • Newly equipped
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Couple
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Family
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Family
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Family
  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 share 1 bathroom, Additional Crib/Cot at request
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
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