Bordered on three sides by the Feistritz, the imposing castle Herberstein rises on narrow rocks rising about 40m high, but the castle, which is still inhabited by the family in the 21st generation, is not only made of stone and rock. This piece of Styria stands for the people who created and shaped this place. It is the home of Siegmund Herberstein, born in 1486, who was sent on 69 diplomatic missions to Eastern Europe.
The name Herberstein also stands for unique nature, which has had time here for centuries to achieve botanical splendour in the most diverse gardens, different epochs and styles. It leads the visitor between herbs, fruit trees, terraced flower beds, water cascades and hundreds of rose bushes into a floral magic world and leaves room for amazement.
The Gartenschloss Herberstein is a cultural concentrate. The Herberstein family is well aware that history can only live if it is brought back to the present in a variety of ways. The Gironcoli Museum is one of the many signs of this, with a wide variety of exhibitions and events. If history is to follow a path, this place is a unique opportunity to follow it, as the Herberstein family still does today.