Austrian Castle With Mozart Connection Listed At $13 Million

WRE News November 26, 2023


Austrian Castle With Mozart Connection Listed At $13 Million

The nearly 900-year-old Austrian castle where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his final composition, “Requiem,” before his death in 1791 will be available for purchase via an online auction.

According to a Mansion Global report, Schloss Stuppach is being auctioned from Dec. 1 through Dec. 14 by Concierge Auctions, which listed the property at $13 million. The four-story, 50-room castle is within a 3.7-acre in the Austrian mountain town of Gloggnitz. It was built in 1130, and partially redesigned in the 15th and 17th centuries, and welcomed such notable guests as Emperor Napoleon, composer Franz Schubert, and Pope Pius VI.

Owners Reinhold and Rita Zellinger bought the castle in 1996 and updated the property to include guest suites, a library, a cinema, a professional catering kitchen, a chapel, and several large entertainment spaces; the property also features a dungeon (hey, what’s a 12th-century castle without a dungeon?).

In more recent years, the castle hosted music festivals centered around Mozart’s compositions. Mozart was commissioned to compose the score for “Requiem” by Count F.A. von Walsegg as a tribute to his wife Anna Countess von Walsegg, who died on the property at age 20 on Valentine’s Day 1791. However, Mozart fell ill while creating “Requiem” and died in December 1791; the composition was completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr.

“It’s the right moment for handover,” said Reinhold Zellinger. “As the castle will be sold as a successful business model, we are more than happy to offer our support to the new owner. We are sure he will have unforgettable moments in the castle” just as we have done.

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