The Franzensburg is a moated castle in Laxenburg in the Mödling district in Lower Austria, which was built between 1801 and 1836 in the style of an old castle. The name comes from the then Emperor Franz II or I, who had it built as a museum in the middle of the castle park next to the already existing castles of Laxenburg on an artificial island in the park pond.
November 1, 2020
After 1780, under Emperor Joseph II, Maria Theresa's son, the approximately 250-hectare palace park, unlike the Schönbrunn palace park, which was retained in the French style, was transformed into an English landscape garden. The most striking feature of the castle park is the 25 hectare castle pond. In the castle pond there is an island on which the Franzensburg, named after Emperor Franz II and I, was built between 1801 and 1836. In 1806 a ferry was set up that crossed the pond from the mainland to the island with the Franzensburg. In winter it is replaced by a wooden bridge. On the opposite side, the island can be reached all year round via a stone bridge.
March 6, 2021
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