Ruin Pflindsberg

Altaussee, Steiermark, Österreich
  • Suitable for groups

Viewing and happiness place with magical view over the Ausseerland.

Pflindsberg is the castle of the evil bishop Philip of Sponheim (1220-1279), he was a colorful personality. Although chosen as Archbishop of Salzburg, he persistently refused to receive the spiritual dignities. In 1246 he had the Aussee area occupied by force of arms.

In 1395 the castle was the seat of the care office, later a prison for "malefic persons", which was understood to mean murderers, for example. According to legend, the soul of an innocent prisoner who died in the tower still haunts the castle lawn as a black rider.

The complex fell into disrepair around 1780.

A lookout tower was built next to the remaining castle walls, with a view of Altaussee, Bad Aussee, and the surrounding mountains.

Spring till autumn

  • open to the public

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Ruin Pflindsberg
Lichtersberg (Nähe Waldgraben)
8992 Altaussee

Phone +43 3622 71600

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Ruine Pflindsberg
Lichtersberg (Nähe Waldgraben)
8992 Altaussee

Phone +43 3622 71600

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