Castle Hainfeld, situated in the southern styria, combines two characteristics: the Occident and the Orient. It was the residence of the orientalist Josef Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall. Since the opening of the castle for the public in 2005 there were numerous events which show the history of the person and the work of Josef Hammer-Purgstall.
As the biggest water castle of styria it combines the European architecture with orientalic stylistic elements and signs. Surrounded by water there is an excellent living environment for fauna and flora.
Castle Hainfeld was built that big, to grant protection for the community members in case of invasion.
There are 75 rooms, which are 3.500 m² space. The whole complex is an one-story complex. There are only the 4 towers which have a second etage. The atrium has 60 x 60 meters.
At the first floor there are 150 m² where you can live the whole year.
The library of the castle was built in the first half of the 18th century. It became upgraded by every castle owner.
Most of the rooms at the first floor are equiped with tile stoves, which still can be used. From every
room you come tot he „Arkadengang“.
The chapel was built in the years between 1765 and 1773. At the end of the 1970s the front became renovated.
An artesian fountain is the heart of the atrium. It was built in 1959.
6,6 hectare plot size belong to the castle.