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My apologies for not posting more photos from Lindau, but I am going away for a few days and did not have access to the Lindau photos.

Greinburg Castle occupies a position high above the Danube Valley.. The small town of Grein is at the base of a precipitous cliff. In the year 1823 German Duke Ernst I of Saxon-Coburg and Gotha acquired the Castle and its estates. Even today, the ducal Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha Family have been responsible for the maintenance of this historical building.

This is the oldest Residential Castle in Austria. It was built around 1490. The inner court yards are bedecked with beautiful arcades of the late Renaissance era. The Castle features unique rooms with original wall decorations: Highlights are the impressive Knights’ Hall, the Castle and, the Chapell, with its early Baroque altar, a unique cellular vault, the fascinating play of light and shadow, and the Stone Theater that has been decorated with pebbles from the Danube. The massive Castle walls also house the history of the international Saxon-Coburg-Gotha Dynasty. The Coburg festival rooms with their precious furniture can only be visited within a guided tour.

This castle is situated along Austria Bundestrasse 3 only about 40 KM or 25 miles from Linz, Austria. If you drive from Linz to Vienna on the Danube river drive you will find this beauty.

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