Perhaps best known as “Mozart’s Last Castle”, Schloss Stuppach is one of the most popular castles in Lower Austria that is located at the base of the Semmering, right next to a small mountain town. The four-storey castle wasn’t really the official home of the iconic composer per se but it is a place that has a truly strong connection to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Today, the Most Expensive Homes blog explores a bit of its history and features, so take a look.
Mozart was commissioned by the owner of the house Count Franz von Walsegg to write a special Requiem for his late wife, this actually gave origin to one of the most famous and mysterious works of Mozart.
The castle’s history traces back to 1130, however, it was only in the 16th- and 17th centuries and after being completely redesigned that it got the recognition it deserved. At the time, Schloss Stuppach was used as a high-calibre international business club that hosts plenty of events from literary to musical purposes. It was also one of the main destinations for famous figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Emperor Franz I of Lorraine.
Even to this day, the castle still is visited by plenty of royalty members as well as some of the most wealthy individuals in the world. As a whole, the exceptional castle spreads over 26,909 sqft and highlights 50 bedrooms, countless bathrooms and an adaptable freestanding west wing.
Furthermore, Schloss Stuppach also has a baroque main facade facing south, a mesmerizing courtyard, a baroque garden, an 18 meter high round tower and numerous terraces. Inside, one can enjoy a series of entertainment facilities from a high-end business club to an atelier. In the basement floor, there are plenty of historic rooms to see, including the sacristy, a small chapel, a dungeon and a Jardinière room.
But it isn’t over yet. The first floor highlights highly sophisticated salons, such as the Salon Mozart, a fireplace hall, a wine shop, a cinema and even a professional catering kitchen. Moving on up, you can also discover a series of lounge spaces, a private living area, a library, plentiful guest suites, and many other thrilling amenities.
As if all of these wasn’t enough, the castle also features an attic that can be converted into luxury apartments or even office spaces. The Schloss Stuppach is the whole package and within its walls, you can sense the glory not only of the country but also one of the most legendary and influential composers of the classical era.
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