A special art experience is possible in the Ottenschlag castle. In the venerable old walls of the Ottenschlag landmark it is possible to enjoy exhibitions, concerts or culinary delicacies. A special experience is to admire an exhibition of modern works of art in a medieval setting.
At the end of November or beginning of December, the Christmas market in the castle is also worth a visit. Inside the castle, you will find a wide range of products, from Waldviertel hay beds to poppy seed soaps and regional foods, which invite you to try and be amazed. In the courtyard you will find the traditional Advent stalls with mulled wine and regional delicacies. The Advent market is surrounded by a Perchtenlauf and concerts of various choirs, such as. the Ottenschlag music school choir, which spread the magic of Advent.
Schloss Ottenschlag History
Before the province of Lower Austria acquired and renewed Ottenschlag Abbey from Göttweig Abbey in 1986, it was owned for centuries by important aristocratic families. The first written mention of the village took place in 1096. Caspar von Rogendorf appeared in 1479 in eventful succession whose dynasty was also the owner of the castle Pöggstall - known for the still preserved torture chamber - it was. In this period the development of the castle also fell.1523 Wolfgang von Rog (g) began endorf around the stronghold of the early Middle Ages around the present building of the castle to be built. The castle itself was demolished in the 18th century due to decay and the moat was filled with rubble. After several changes of ownership in 1931, Göttweig Abbey purchased this vast forest and castle property. The building served as housing for police, district court, forest administration, post office, notary and some tenants.
Since 1992, Ottenschlag Castle has been home to the School of Rural Business and Housing Management, with a focus on tourism and event management, and is an educational center for rural areas.
In the marvelous environment of the Ottenschlag castle one can even marry with a civil ceremony, with the marriage taking place in the castle's premises or in the splendid courtyard of the castle