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Seggau Castle
More than 1.000 years of growth.
History
The history of the area goes back to the time of the Celts and the Romans. The unique lapidary (collection of Roman stone monuments) on the outer wall of the upper floor of the castle bears witness to this.

Seggau Castle was the representation seat of the Styrian bishops until 1786 and also their summer residence until the 20th century. For many centuries the castle served as a bishop's mensal property for the maintenance of the respective bishop of the Diocese of Seckau and his representational duties. It was also a central employer for the region and meeting place on many occasions. 
The High castle was built by the archbishops of Salzburg (Konrad I) as a mission and administrative bastion from the 11th century and enlarged by the bishops of Seckau from 1218. In its inside it holds outstanding artistic treasures.
The so-called "prince rooms" are among the most impressive of the castle and are located on the second floor of the High Castle. As princely-episcopal representation rooms they represent a true jewel of arts with their closed baroque furnishings and are known far beyond the country's borders.
"Seggau Castle" is also the home of the largest historical bell in Styria: the so-called "Seggauer Liesl". It is still rung by hand at 12noon on Sundays and public holidays. The baroque castle chapel (Lady chapel) and the modern Michael's chapel with works by contemporary Styrian artists are particularly appealing in their contrasts.
Place of power and movement
From 1954, an educational center for primarily ecclesial courses was built in "Seggau Castle". The former farm buildings and stables became seminar and guest rooms. At the beginning of the 90's, the first building measures were taken in the direction of a modern congress and conference center. This conversion was completed in 2009, so that, in addition to the contemporary congress and conference center, today there is a modern, newly designed hotel that meets the requirements of the 21st century and combines tradition and modernity harmoniously.
Episcopal wine cellar
In the more than 300 years old episcopal wine cellar, one of the oldest and largest in Europe, there are regularly wine tastings from the own vineyards. In addition, the wine cellar can also be booked for other events such as a cozy get-together in the evening including music and food.

The offer in the associated wine shop is based on the Styrian culture - it is honest and cosmopolitan. Seggauer wines, fine spirits, various Styrian specialties, as well as wine accessories and wine literature can be purchased here.
Fairytale wedding
Celebrate the most beautiful day of your life at "Seggau Castle" - a really magical place. The castle with its two chapels and the so-called "Glockenwiese" offers excellent possibilities for wedding celebrations. Both the civil ceremony and the church wedding and also the banquet table can be organized directly in the castle. For the civil wedding you can choose between the "episcopal prince rooms" and the "Glockenwiese". For the church wedding there is the baroque castle chapel (a Lady chapel) and the modern Michael's chapel with their special atmosphere. The agape - a cordial gesture to your wedding guests - can be commited on the "Glockenwiese" with its wonderful panoramic view over the Mur - and the Sulmtal, in the castle courtyard with rose garden or on our spacious castle tavern-terrace. For the festive table our kitchen offers you specific menu and buffet suggestions. As a special place for your table, we recommend our rooms in the upper floor of the castle.
Contact & Info
Seggau Castle
A-8430 Leibnitz, Seggauberg 1
Phone: +43 3452 82435-0
schloss@seggau.com
www.seggau.com

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