The castle Neuhaus was built in the middle of the 14th Built by the Stubenberg family as a fief in the 19th century; as early as 1375 a Hans von Neuhaus is mentioned in a document. Later owners were the Drachsler, who met in 1551 the misfortune to see the castle destroyed by fire; but soon followed the reconstruction, in which the castle essentially received its present form. From 1664 followed the counts Wurmbrand - Stuppach, which strengthened the castle in view of the then threat of Turks and Kuruzzen by the establishment of the characteristic shield wall considerably. After the merger of the reign Neuhaus with that of Schielleiten, the administration of the property was relocated there around 1780 and Neuhaus leave. In 1800, the castle burned down again due to lightning. There followed 200 years of decay; it is only due to the unusual thickness of the walls (up to 4.50 m) that in 1982 there was still enough substance to tackle the revitalization by the current owners.
Today, the renovation of the medieval, four-storey residential tower (Palas) - with its 32 m height probably the oldest skyscraper in Styria - and the two outbuildings is largely completed.
The scandal of 1551 is reminiscent of a creepy legend, which reports that in the castle once lived three liderliche brothers, right brawlers and Leuteschinder, who treated their serf farmers almost inhumane. One day they rode to Stubenberg and stole a barrel of Messwein from the pastor. When baod on Easter Sunday came and the people went to church, the journeymen stayed back in the Knights' Hall, where they drinking, stingy and ungodly speeches leading the stolen wine out. Completely drunk, they staggered into the courtyard to reproach the dogs with the remains of consecrated Easter meat. At the moment when the bells of Stubenberg rang for change, the castle suddenly shook in its foundations and a bolt of lightning struck out into the keep, killing the three brothers and setting the castle ablaze. And nobody dared to rebuild them ....
In the summer months (end of May to mid-September) our guests have four stylishly furnished rooms with a total of 9 beds as well as a dining room and two living rooms. If required, additional cots / cribs can be provided.
The in the 3. Floor (attention: no lift) located rooms offer a magnificent view over the Stubenberger basin with its lake and the eastern Styrian hill country to the Hungarian border.
On the ground floor is the 110 m² Knights' Hall, which can accommodate up to 50 people for parties or concerts.
The secluded castle courtyard invites you to sunbathe or play games. In rainy weather, the extensive library, games for young and old and the TV room provide plenty of entertainment. The romantic ambience of the medieval castle complex combined with modern living comfort and absolute peace of mind promise an incomparable holiday experience that you only share with the castle owners, some kestrels and a large family of swifts. This is aptly described by William Shakespeare in Macbeth:
"This castle has a nice location
Light and refreshing, the air is breathing
And their mildness flatters our senses.
And this summer guest, the Great Wall Swallow,
Proved by her love for the place
That heaven's breath hovers lovely here. "
And in the original:
"This castle has a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.
This guest of summer,
The temple-haunting martlet, does approve,
By his loved one mansionry, that the heaven's breath
Smells wooingly here,"
The rental price of € 50.00 is per person per night for a stay of at least three days, including all fees and charges.
Upon request, breakfast can be provided for € 10,00 per person.
Pets by appointment.
Free wifi connection.
Neuhaus Castle lies in the center of the holiday region Apfelland-Stubenbergsee high above the Feistritzklamm with a wide view over the Stubenberger Becken with its lake and the east Styrian hill country to southern Burgenland; to the west you can see the Grazer Hausberg, the Schöckel, and behind it the Koralpe.
The region is known for its mild climate and rich tourist, cultural and culinary offer. Highlights are the warm Stubenbergsee, the Apfelstrasse, the steam railway through the Feistritztal, the Schlösserstrasse, which connects the numerous castles and palaces of the region, of which Herberstein with its zoo and historical garden as well as the baroque castle Schielleiten are within sight. Carriage rides, tennis, golf, horseback riding, numerous cycling and hiking trails, paragliding, hang gliding and ballooning, and other activities complement the area's leisure activities.
The numerous country inns and taverns invite you to get to know the excellent local cuisine. The Thermenregion with its overwhelming health offer is only a few kilometers away. The Styrian capital Graz (European Capital of Culture 2003) can be reached in just 50 minutes, to Vienna it is 150 km.
We speak German, English, French and a little Polish.