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Castle Katsch


Katsch Castle was a fortress that was actually involved in heavy fighting. It was conquered in the 'Baumkirchner Feud' in 1469, it successfully defended itself against the Hungarians in the Middle Ages, was partly broken down and then rebuilt and expanded. It changed hands many times and in the 19th century was the last resident to house gangs of robbers. The first fortifications were already built by the Carolingians. And thus well before the year 1000 A.D. A long and eventful past.

The complex apparently has no keep. But there is a well-preserved Gothic chapel for a ruin and a five-story residential building. This ruin, like others, is in great danger of collapsing. There is no apparent attempt to preserve the building structure.

Help for the tour

The virtual tour is best experienced in full screen (double click on the image or click on the button at the bottom right), on a large PC monitor with headphones or speakers. Simple reconstructions of the former building structure become visible under the mouse cursor (or when touching the touchscreen). Small details are pointed out using information symbols.
At the top right, an orientation plan and/or a map can be activated, at the right edge the music can be set to mute, a compass can be hidden or shown and switched to English.
If you activate the home button at the top of the screen, you get to the aerial photo/overview and back again.
The tour, like all the others, can be experienced with VR glasses such as a Quest 3. Without additional software – simply enter the URL of this page in the browser of the glasses, activate the VR button that is then visible there – done.

The castle around 1864 according to Reichert 'Once and Now', Graz.
The castle around 1680 after Georg Matthäus Vischer.

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