The Wenckheim Castle of Szabadkígyós

by | January 20, 2023 | Places

Wenckheim Castle, also known as Szabadkígyós Castle, is a historic castle located in the town of Szabadkígyós in Békés County, Hungary. It was built between 1880 and 1882 by the Hungarian aristocrat Countess Krisztina Wenckheim, who was one of the richest Hungarian aristocrats during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Wenckheim Castle
Wenckheim Castle in Szabadkígyós – photo: Nemzeti Kastélyprogram és Nemzeti Várprogram

The castle is a stunning example of eclectic architecture, blending elements of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles. It features ornate turrets, balconies, and windows, as well as a large central tower that dominates the surrounding landscape. The interior of the castle is equally impressive, with lavish decorations, richly furnished rooms, and a grand staircase leading to the upper floors.

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