Rental basis: Entire house or apartment
Number of bedrooms: 11; Number of other rooms with beds: 0
Number of bathrooms: 9
Welcome to castle Wasserburg in Austria!
The castle Wasserburg is situated 45 km west of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Nearby is the Danube valley ìWachauî, with its famous vineyards, monasteries, castles and small old villages ñ one of the most beautiful parts of the country and perfect for sightseeing tours. The history of the castle of Wasserburg goes back as far as the 12th century.Today it presents itself as a romantic baroque castle surrounded by a lovely pond -once the moat ñ inhabited by all kinds of ducks and other waterbirds as well as lots of fish. Thoroughbred horses graze in paddocks in the historical park in the shade of enormous old trees and you will find many romantic spots for picnics.
There is a luxurious outdoor pool (22 x 14m) a pool house and a tenniscourt (sand) set in a historical rock garden.
For golf players there are several excellent golf courses in the vicinity.
The castle sleeps 20 ( on request up to 26 ). There are 10 bedrooms( on request up to 13 ), 4 double with bathroom en suite, 6 doubles with 3 bathrooms to share.The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, decorated in english country style. On the ground floor you will find a small entrance hall, a great hall with an open fireplace, vestibule,a small salon, and a sauna.
The first floor of the castle: a large salon, a library with an open fireplace, a chinese dining room, a spacious kitchen and a hall for social functions. The guest rooms are on the second floor.We have an excellent cook and two housemaids who have been with us for over ten years. They are extremely helpful and dependable.
The Castle is furnished in a modern fashion and still has the charme of a baroque castle. Thoroughbred horses graze in paddocks in the historical park in the shade of enormous old trees and you will find many romantic spots for picnics.
The guests will be able to access all rooms of the castle.
The neighborhood is basically a huge park with a swimming pool, tennis court, own forest and horses that stroll around the park. There are no neighbors.
Included in the price are the following:
1 maid (8 hours per day). Due to heating costs, an extra € 80 is charged per day, as from 01 November to 30 April. Extra Help can be arranged at a cost of € 15 per hour. A cook can be arranged at a cost of € 25 per hour. House employees have 1 day off per week.
We also offer (for events only) :
- €220 to € 300 two bedrooms breakfast included
- €200 to € 280 singleroom breakfast included
All Prices include 10% Vat ( events 20% Vat )
Following events can be held at the castle:
-parties, receptions, wedding dinners
-Celebrations off all kinds (birthday, christmas etc)
Eventrooms of the Castle Wasserburg:
-Chinese Room: 36 m²
-red Hall: 70 m²
-Wedding Hall: 80 m²
In the 40 hectares surrounding the castle there are also excellent places for setting up tents (marquees) with wonderful views of the castle. We will be happy to advise you about the outstanding catering available in the area around the castle. Please do not hesitate to call us for further details and prices. All prices including 20% vat.
How to get to Wasserburg Castle: Distance: Salzburg: ~250 km Wien: ~65 km From Salzburg, Airport (Highway A1) A1 towards Vienna, Linz Change at crossing St. Pölten to s33 towards Krems, St.Pölten Ost Exit Highway at St.Pölten Nord towards Wien, Pottenbrunn B1 Towards the end of the town Pottenbrunn exit left in the Grasbergstr. After 2 km you will see the gate on your right side From Vienna: A1 towards Salzburg. Change at crossing St. Pölten to s33 towards Krems, St.Pölten Ost Exit Highway at St.Pölten Nord towards Wien, Pottenbrunn B1 Towards the end of the town Pottenbrunn exit left in the Grasbergstr. After 2 km you will see the gate on your right side
Leisure and Culture around Castle Wasserburg:
– Stift Herzogenburg
– Stift Göttweig
– Stift Melk
– Events in Festspielhaus St. Pölten
– each June Donaufestival Wachau
– Exhibitions in Krems, Tulln and at the Schallaburg
– Wachau and much more
Sports and outdoor activities:
- Bike paths, especially in the Danube Valley.
- Tennis in private courts on the castle grounds
- Swimming in private pool on the castle grounds
- Golf course
- Lilienfeld (30 mins)
- Türnitz (45 mins)
- Annaberg, Josefsberg (50 mins)
- Ötscher (30 mins)
- Mariazell (60 mins)
- Cross-country skiing in the beautiful Faden Valley (60 mins)
Sport & Yoga
By now, Yogashala Wasserburg is a famouscenter for Yogaworkshops run by teachers from all over Europe and India. In the castle Wasserburg you will find history and tradition of Yoga in midst of a beautiful landscape.
Yoga is practiced in a spacious and bright ”barock“ hall (80 square meters) on beautiful wooden floor. In the summer, however, we often move outside in one of the beautiful spots in the park under an oak tree or next to the moat. There is also a romantic Pavillon which provides shadow for the exercises. The large swimming pool and the tennis court can bereached in a few minutes. Moreover we can provide a sauna and numerous massages. (classical, Shiatsu, etc)
The widely romantic river Traisen offers itself for a biking trip on well maintained pathways. In the great hall pass the time with a game of table top football and table tennis. Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted with the fishing opportunities they find at the Traisen river, as well as the pond surrounding the castle.
The Owners of the Wasserburg mansion
The oldest historical documents that can be found about the inhabitants of the wasserburg castle dates back toThe aristocrat Dietmar von Wasserburg was the first noted owner of the estate. Until the 13th century wasserburg remained in the possession of the von Wasserburg line the most notable member being Heinrich von Wasserburg who was the brother in law of the famouse minnesinger Ulirch von Lichtenstein. Legend says that von Lichtenstein took a leading role in the liberation of King Lionheart during his Austrian imprisonment. In 1238 the nobleman Otto von Haslau took possession of Wasserburg. A couple of years later the estate change through marriage into the possession of the aristocratic Puchberger line.
In the 14th century the von Toppel family inhabitated Wasserburg but already in 1515 Christoph von Zinzendorf bought Wasserburg and incorporated it into the family’s possession of vast estates throughout the Austrian imperial lands. The Zinzendorfs used Wasserburg as their ancestral home and main family estate for more than 400 years. In 1813 Count Heinrich von Baudissin adopted the crest and the name of the departed Heinrich von Zinzendorf . Count Baudissin-zinzendorf who originally came from Holstein in Germany introduced the protestant tradition of the christmas tree to Austria, it is said that the Christmas tree of 1827 in Wasserburg was the first of its kind in the Austrian Empire.
1912 Count Baudissin-zinzendorf sold Wasserburg to Count Heinrich Fuenfkirchen. During the Great War the castle functioned as a recreation home for soldiers from the front. In 1923 Count Carl Hugo Seilern and Aspang bought the estate and it remains until today in the possession of the Seilern-aspang family.