|of these articles treats the castle Hardegg in Lower Austria, for the castle ruin of the same name in Kärnten, sees castle ruin Hardegg|
1145 took place the first denomination Hardeggs in a document of Elizabeth von Schleunz, as a witness of the donation Otto de Hardeck are stated. There was however already before a small weir system. The first owners were the counts von Plain Hardegg. After this sex became extinct, the castle exhibits different owners, like the Magdeburg Hardegger. Among them the castle was substantially extended, until it was one of the largest country. A tower, a Palas and also a chapel were established. After childless death Michaels realm count von Hardegg, castle count to Magdeburg, changed the castle into the possession of the having citizens , it 1499 to inheriting the farm servant citizens, the brothers Prüschenk, baron von Stettenberg, Erbmundschenken whether the Enns, Truchsessen into the Steiermark, passing on. The two were appointed realm counts at the same time Hardegg and in the Mach country. 1502 received Heinrich and victory mouth the silver right of coining money and acquired the title of a free count von Glatz (Poland).
Center 17. Century changed the castle again the owners and finally came into the possession of the Khevenhüller - for Metsch. Since at that time she was inhabited hardly more and purged appreciably. With the fire of the city in the year 1764 the inhabitants of stones and wood of the castle were allowed to use Hardegg for the reconstruction of their houses.
Only against 1900 Johann Carl prince Khevenhüller Metsch, also as a fellow combatant emperors Maximilians began I. from Mexico in the fight against the insurgent ones admits became to construct the fortress again. In honours Maximilians it furnished a museum in the castle.
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coordinates: 48° 51 ' 16 " N, 15° 51 ' 27 " O