Schloss Ort - meaning the Seeschloss - is one of the oldest buildings in the Salzkammergut (built in the 10th century) and was first mentioned in documents in 909 and later in 1053. Originally the castle was a moated castle, but was rebuilt in its current form after the fire in 1626. The Seeschloss is an irregular structure around a triangular courtyard with two-sided, double-storey arcades and a late Gothic outer staircase. Between 1996 and 2004 the castle was the scene of the successful television series Schlosshotel Orth (144 episodes of 45 minutes each), which led to some confusion among tourists, since the castle walls do not house a hotel, but only a restaurant with a wine bar.
A special feature of the castle is the clock mechanism from 1634, which today still has to be wound by hand every day.
Today the castle houses the Orther Stub'n restaurant and the Orther Stub'n souvenir shop. In addition, events (concerts, readings) and up to 362 weddings a year take place here.
June 29, 2018
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