Description of Burg Groppenstein or Castle Groppenstein
Burg Groppenstein or Castle Groppenstein was first mentioned in the 13th
century when it came into possession of the Counts of Gorizia by the
orders of Archbishop of Salzburg. In
1470- 80 Jacob Groppler started large construction project in
Groppenstein Castle. Citadel's main palace was added around this time.
Castle Groppenstein was in possessions of various families over a
course of its history so it never fell in disrepair.
In 1612 Count
Schernberg sold theit residence to Adam Jacob Lind. From 1693 to
1870 it was owned the barons of Sternbach. In 1872 Burg Groppenstein
was acquired by Viennese architect Adolf Stipperger. He undertook
large restoration project to return its appearance to its historical
Romanesque appearance. His renovation project restored both the
interior and exterior of Burg Groppenstein. Much of its present
appearance date back to the that period. Another restoration project was carried out