The historical roots of Albeck Castle date back to the 10th century, when it was built on the steep mountain slope of the Gurk River. In 1680 it was demolished and 2 kilometres further on, a late Baroque chateau bearing the same name was built from the stones of the castle.

Today, the original, old castle gate is still the entrance to the chateau. In the 1980s, extensive revitalisation and renovation of this listed building began, which turned the chateau into the cultural centre of the Gurk valley.

Various seminars, exhibitions, symposia, as well as concerts (chamber, jazz, folk music), theatre performances and more are held here. There is also a shop and a restaurant. So if you’re looking for a truly cultural experience, you know where to head.


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