Welcome to Riegersburg
Located 50km southeast of Graz at Riegersburg and perched on a 200m-high rocky outcrop, Schloss Riegersburg is a hugely impressive 13th-century castle built for protection from invading Hungarians and Turks. Today it houses a Hexenmuseum on witchcraft, a Burgmuseum featuring the history of the Liechtenstein family, who acquired it in 1822, and an impressive collection of weapons. A war memorial is a reminder of fierce fighting in 1945, when Germans occupying the castle were attacked by Russian troops.
A cable car on the north side whisks you up in 90 seconds (one-way €2.50).