Austria 2 - Schloss Schrattenthal and Stift GöttweigSunday, May 22, 2016Me! In words
Standing since 1432, Schloss Schrattenthal is one of the many palaces that dots Vienna's skyline. It has some gorgeous towers on which you can gaze over the vineyards around the castle. This palace was the setting for the introductory talk, a wine tasting session and a fun cook-your-own-schnitzel lunch on Day 1.
Passed down through different hands over time, the castle has now been with the Schubert family for 80 years. They have painstakingly restored large parts of the palace on their own to make it the beauty that it is today. Three generations of the family live at the palace and it is given out as a venue as well as for visitors who may like to stay. The Schuberts make for lovely hosts and joined our table for the lovely Wiener schnitzel lunch we made ourselves. The senior couple will regale you with stories of their backpacking trip in North India in the 70s and will tell you have their family have restored the palace with single minded dedication, with quite a bit of the work done with their own hands, especially the landscaping!
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Disclaimer: This trip to Austria was sponsored by AWB. The views expressed are personal and unbiased