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Klöch (Kloech), Fortress-ruin

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Fortress-ruin Klöch is situated in the beautiful wine region of Styria and dates back to, at least, the 13th century. The recently restored ruins are used for a variety of cultural events by the community of Klöch.

History:

Dating back from before the 13th century, Klöch was acquired in 1724, together with Schloss Halbenrain, an elegant stately Baroque landmark in Styria, by Count Georg Christoph Stürgkh, Imperial Chancellor under Emperor Charles VI. Other prominent owners include Count Carl Stürgkh, Prime Minister under Francis Joseph I, murdered by Friedrich Adler, and Count Barthold Stürgkh, who has served as president of the Agricultural Commission of the Council of Europe. Their descendants still live in Klöch, whereas the fortress-ruin was handed over 1996 for 50 years to the public authorities in order to use it as a tourist attraction and for cultural activities. 

The Fortress-ruin is also a venue for weddings.

For cultural and historical purposes, we published here also 2 pictures of Schloss Halbenrain (near Radkersburg)

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Klöch (Kloech), Fortress-ruin

Marktgemeinde Klöch
8493 Klöch 10
Austria