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Burg Clam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Sperken 1, 4352 Sperken, Austria

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About Burg Clam

Burg Clam was built in 1149 by Otto von Machland who owned all of Upper Austria. At that time it was a fortress consisting of two towers over 30 meters high. These two impressive buildings, one round and one rectangular, still exist in the very same shape today. It is still the residence of Count Clam and can also be visited as such. The visitors get an impression of what life was like in a castle.

Attractions Near Burg Clam

Johannesweg14.32km from Burg Clam

The Johannesweg is a supraregional hiking and pilgrimage route in the lower Mühlviertel. The 84 km long Johannesweg trail, laid out as a circular hiking trail, leads through seven communities in the Freistadt district.  It is designed as a meditation path, the course of which is modeled on the outline of a lily , and is equipped with 12 meditation locations for text passages from the Gospel of John.

Mauthausen Memorial
Mauthausen Memorial21.04km from Burg Clam

The Mauthausen Memorial describes as “a former crime scene, a place of memory, a cemetery for the mortal remains of thousands of those murdered here and, increasingly, a site of political and historical education.” It was established in April 1938, shortly after Austria was annexed to Nazi Germany. Starting as a satellite of Dachau, in Germany, it became an independent camp in the spring of 1939, operated by the SS.

Seitenstetten Abbey
Seitenstetten Abbey22.52km from Burg Clam

Seitenstetten Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Seitenstetten in the Mostviertel region of Lower Austria. The monastery was founded in 1112 by Udalschalk, or Udiskalk, a relative of Bishop Ulrich of Passau, to which he gave all his estates as an endowment. In 1114 the new foundation was settled by monks from Göttweig Abbey.

Stift St. Florian
Stift St. Florian29.69km from Burg Clam

A majestic augustinian monastery in the town of Sankt Florian, Austria. Founded in the early ninth century, and later refounded by Augustinians in the eleventh century, St. Florian is the largest monastery in Upper Austria, and rivals Melk Abbey and Klosterneuburg Monastery as among the most impressive examples of Baroque architecture in Austria. The monastery is dedicated to Saint Florian, whose fourth century grave lies beneath the monastery.

Schlossplatz31.53km from Burg Clam

A majestic castle near the Wachau valley in Lower Austria, in the community of Artstetten-Pöbring. Formerly used as a summer residence by members of the Habsburg dynasty, the castle is now the final resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his morganatic wife Sophie. It also houses the Archduke Franz Ferdinand Museum.

Steyr32.82km from Burg Clam

The Steyr is a river in Upper Austria. Its length is approx. 68 km. Its drainage basin is 917 km2. Rising in the Totes Gebirge at Hinterstoder, it flows into the Enns in the town Steyr. There both rivers form a "Y". The city of Steyr uses this "Y" for marketing purposes. An iconic location for a shirt picnic and also there are so many things to see and do here.

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