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Escorted Rail Tours to Schattenburg Castle

Seat of the earls of Montfort-Feldkirch

Schattenburg Castle was built about 800 years ago. Until 1390 it was the family seat of the earls of Montfort-Feldkirch, and from 1390 to 1773 the castle was the stronghold of the Habsburgers' local bailiffs. The first building phase began in approximately 1190 on the instigation of Hugo I Von Montfort, the founder of the town. During this period the castle developed significantly, including the building of the 21-metre battlements, the keep, the living quarters, as well as the moats, the drawbridge and the walls which linked them together. During the whole of the 13th and 14th centuries Schattenburg Castle was never captured, (although it was besieged in the years 1269 and 1345).

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Christmas in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,475per personView tour details
Classical Rhine Cruise
Classical Rhine Cruise

Follow the winding Rhine on this fantastic tour through central Europe. Explore the canals of Amsterdam before charting a course through the charming vineyards of northern Germany, pass briefly through France and end your exploration in the Swiss city of Basel

Departs in October 2016.
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8 days from £945per personView tour details
Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
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13 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Grand Imperial Cities Fly:Rail

Fascinating grand Imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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12 days from £1,795per personView tour details
Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube

Combining the magnificent cities of Salzburg and Vienna with some of Austria's most scenic railways is the recipe for a truly wonderful tour. Add to this a scenic river cruise through the stunning Danube valley of the Wachau and a 'Sound of Music' tour, for an unforgettable Austrian holiday experience.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,795per personView tour details
Grand Tour Of Switzerland

Journey through the heart of the Alps on this grand tour of majestic Switzerland. Visit the picturesque cities of St Gallen and Lucerne, explore delightful Lugano and Bern and experience wonderful Swiss rail over and around the spectacular Swiss peaks.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.
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12 days from £2,995per personView tour details
Lindau & Lake Constance

Charming castles in both Austria and Germany, and mighty Zeppelins can be seen on this wonderful rail tour. Our base is on the pretty island of Lindau at Lake Constance, a huge expanse which is bordered by three countries.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £2,045per personView tour details
Lake Garda, Venice & The Austrian Alps

Marvellous Alpine scenery makes a brilliant backdrop as we discover the wonderful Austrian Tyrol, enjoying spectacular mountainous narrow-gauge railways before continuing on to the peaceful shores of sparkling Lake Garda. From our base in the pretty lakeside town of Salò we explore beautiful Venice and historic Verona.

Departs from May 2017 to June 2017.
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14 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Austrian Alps All-Inclusive

Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful tour to one of Europe's most scenic and alluring countries. From our base in the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we discover the majesty of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and enjoy a heritage railway journey through the dramatic Ziller Valley.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,645per personView tour details
Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail holiday. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.

Departs in December 2016.
13 days from £2,295per personView tour details
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More about Schattenburg Castle

Saving Schattenburg
In the course of the Appenzeller War the castle was destroyed; its rebuilding was sanctioned by King Ruprecht two years later. After the bailiffs moved out, the castle was offered for auction on several occasions - in 1813 plans were even made to demolish it. In 1825 the town of Feldkirch offered 833 guilders for the crumbling ruins. From then on the Schattenburg was used as a barracks and subsequently as a workhouse. It is thanks to the efforts of Feldkirch and District's Museum and Folklore Preservation Society, founded in 1912, that the castle was saved and revived. In the lower rooms the Schattenburg now houses a traditional castle inn - now a newly renovated museum, which occupies the upper floors of the building.

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