The natural and cultural history of Styria’s Enns Valley and Aussee regions form the core of the Schloss Trautenfels collection. Begun in the 1950s, it brings together zoological, geological and mineralogical items, folklore objects and archaeological finds from the region. Apart from its memorable exhibitions, the castle itself is fascinating for its high-quality Baroque interiors and unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains.
- Permanent Collection
Forest and timber, mountain and valley, religion and conviviality – the natural and cultural history of Styria’s Enns Valley, Palten Valley and Aussee lake district form the subject matter of the permanent exhibition at Schloss Trautenfels.
The imposing form of Schloss Trautenfels rises majestically from the valley floor. This location was first occupied by a castle called Neuhaus in 1261. Here, on the crossroads of the salt route and the road along the Ennstal valley, it served to guard the river Enns crossing and the Styrian...