Monday, February 13, 2006
The next 2 photos are from inside the inner courtyard
The Austrian country side is dotted with many castles. This is Eggenberg Castle, which is in Graz and is the largest castle in the region of Styria. It was built in 1625 and has 365 windows. It is famous for its baroque architecture. I have only been here during the winter so have never been INSIDE the castle, although from looking at postcards - it does look beautiful! And, I am sure the grounds are absolutely lovely, but right now they are covered in snow. Oh well!
Anyway, Eggenberg Castle was our little outting on Sunday. It was fairly cold, but a walk was in order and I thought the castle would be a nice change of pace. It is just $1 per adult to walk the grounds... and what else can you do for $2? There are many peacocks on the castle grounds and Little Boy was thrilled with this peacock's display of feathers (see the moat behind the peacock - it goes all around the castle!).
On our way out, I snapped the photo below of the trees. DH asked what I was taking a photo of - there isn't much to see, but I thought it was nice - in a winter sort of way. It took us 45 minutes to get ready to go and we stayed for 45 minutes - all in all - a pretty good outing with a toddler! I hope you enjoyed my photo show.