Amberg Castle is located in the Levis district, built in the 15th century on one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Feldkirch. After a period of restoration that lasted 4 years, the building is now available for cultural events and private parties.
Schloss Amberg History
A previous building was owned by the Haiden patrician family from Feldkirch from the 13th to the 15th centuries. From 1502 onwards, municipal councilor Felix Märklin built a small castle above the old city. Around 1510 the estate passed into princely possession and served as the residence of Empress Maximilian I, Countess Anna von Helfenstein. The natural son of the two, Friedrich Max von Amberg, inherited the property in 1535. After his death, in 1554 King Ferdinand I invested his court vice-chancellor. Jakob Jonas with Ansitz, a year later, the fief was converted into free ownership. In 1561 the heirs sold to Heinrich Vogler and in the following 200 years a frequent change of ownership took place. The most famous owners were the mayor of the city of Feldkirch Othmar Pappus, the Hubmeister of the city Georg von Altmannshausen, the nobles of Furtenbach and Viktor von Travers zu Ortenstein. Since 1795 Amberg is in civil possession. In 1900 the poet Paula Ludwig was born here. Since 1928, Schloss Amberg has been owned by the Scheyer family, who manage and maintain the castle and make this historic property available for events and private parties.