The castle ruin was built on a rock spur, which drops approximately 100 m vertically to the west and southwest. The castle ruin Schrattenstein lies in the southern Alpine foreland, in the municipality Schrattenbach, Lower Austria.
The ruin Schrattenstein was a small castle, in the middle of the forest. Schratt means goblin or forest spirit. And that's exactly how it looks here. A wonderful place with the best view of the opposite Hohe Wand.