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Days of Art & Imagination at Burg Wildegg

Days of Art & Imagination at Burg Wildegg

When I was offered the chance to spend a weekend modeling for artists at a castle, I didn’t need details. I couldn’t help imagining Neuschwanstein, although the organiser warned not to get too excited: “This is a small castle.” Coming from a castle-free country like America (excepting Disneyland), how could I not be thrilled to […]

Reliving History at Red Stone Castle

Reliving History at Red Stone Castle

When I first visited Red Stone Castle (Rotenstein) as a child in 1993, it was a ruin. There is no other word for it. Haunting walls of crumbling buildings, the ancient, time-washed skeletons of a lost world reached empty-handed into a vast sky, as if pleading for a kind of deliverance. There were almost no […]

Deutschkreutz: Castle of Living Art

Deutschkreutz: Castle of Living Art

For people who know wine, Schloss Deutschkreutz in Burgenland is the home of Austria’s most famous domestic red, the Blaufränkisch. With only an hour and a half travel time from Vienna to the south east, this would be reason enough to visit such a lush corner of the Austrian countryside for a day trip from […]

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