Thursday, 23 May 2013

Riegersburg Castle

 

Riegersburg Castle is another medieval castle, except this one was built on a dormant volcano. The peak is 482 meters above sea level. The basalt of the hill it sits on was used to built it as well. It was finished sometime in the mid 16th century and has 2 miles of walls, 5 gates and 108 rooms. A town by itself.

10 comments:

  1. I'd love to live in a castle. I'd make it all modern and cosy on the inside. A couple of painting here and there and a posh sound system. A great opportunity to start a busines too. Think of all the movie stars that will want to stay at your castle. Ching ching! ;)

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  2. still looks a bit like a penitentary....that is rather a village now isnt it...

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  3. build on a volcano ey? It is like build on a hotspot!

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  4. Lets hope no one blows their top

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  5. Really... what were they thinking building it on a volcano... dormant or not.

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  6. good thing they didn't build one near an active volcano

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  7. What did they know then about volcanoes? It seemed like a great spot, good vantage point, etc. Huge place.

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  8. Let's hope the volcano doesn't erupt!

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  9. I'm with Terry! I don't care if it was dormant, you wouldn't see me building anything so elaborate on top of a volcano!

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