Castle ruins Eppenstein

The Eppenstein castle ruin is located south of Judenburg on a high rock, directly above the village of Eppenstein (736 meters above sea level) on the road from Aichfeld to Obdacher Sattel, visible from afar.

The castle ruins are freely accessible.

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The first local aristocratic family once lived on the castle ruins of Eppenstein. They came from Bavaria and founded a powerful noble family: the Eppensteiner. When the castle high above the Granitzental, after which it was named, was first mentioned in 1160, the Eppensteiners were already extinct. The red-white-red of their flag was raised by the Traungau and then the Babenberg - and Austria's national colors emerged from this.

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