Forchtenstein Castle is the region’s only fortress that was never captured during the Turkish Wars. Therefore, Prince Paul I, one of the most important founding fathers of the Esterházy family, thought this to be the perfect place to set up his treasure chamber in 1692. And the precious possessions have not moved since, up until today the Esterházy treasure chamber has been the only Baroque art collection in Europe to remain in its original location. The wise Prince Paul I also set up a Portrait Gallery of Ancestors and a Weapons Collection, all of which can be visited on guided tours.

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