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[Translate to Englisch:] Geschichte

1071         Referred to in a document by Bishop Altmann of Passau as Ebilsperch.

1159    mentioned as ?castrum?

1245    Together with the nobles of Schaumburg, Ebelsberg attacked and defeated Duke             . Friedrich of Austria

1250     Although Ebelsburg ruled over 72 agricultural commodities at this time, from Linz , Enns, St Florian, Ansfelden, Traun and Eferding, it was firmly in the hands of the Passauer Bishops and therefore at a disadvantage.


1251    Duke Ottokar of Bohemia, on his march to Vienna, was informed that Ebelsberg
      had always been in the possession of the Passauer bishops.  

1256     terminations of the structural work at the badly damaged lock through Ortolf of Volkensdorf, the largest creditor of the Passauer bishops and at that time lord of lock
Ebelsberg.  

1257     Archbishop Otto v. Lohnsdorf  is able to redeem the village and castle from the dominance of  Volkensdorf. As documented, the castle had always been in the possession of the Passauer bishops since the middle of the 12th century, and had counted as their preferred stay.  

.1276     Rudolf von Habsburg  and his knights stayed at the castle prior to their expedition against King Ottokar.  

1444     first precise description of the lock. In a letter from the Enae Silvio Piccolomini, who, with King Friedrich IV, enjoyed the hospitality of the sovereign Archbishop Leonhard of Passau on the 22.6.1444, he enthuses among other things:  ?... If I were to be given a castle as a residence, in which I could recuperate, this one would please me the best ...."

1546    Bishop Wolfgang, Count Salm, responsible for rebuilding after destruction through fire. (Panel mentioning this on the gate leading to village)

1553    mentioned by Caspar Brusius

1586     Castle, market and bridge once again ruined by flames. Bishop Urban of Trennbach immediately started reconstruction, which was completed within three years (panel at the castle gate)

1594    from this date images of castle and market are often to be found in documents.

1626    insurrection of farmers. On the 25.7.1626 the imperials stormed Castle Ebelsberg only to have the local population complain that more damage was done by them than by the peasants.  


1664    construction of a kitchen made out of wood  on the fort to cater to guests. Duke Karl Joseph of Austria was responsible for the Castle at this time.

1670    Ebelsberger URBAR. Extensive painting by Clemens Beutler .   

1783    construction of  theatre/stage  by Hugo von Steyrer. First operas performed.
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is guest at one of these performances which all of Linz attended.   

1784    the Passau diocese had to relinquish all its rights in Austria.

1803    19 years later due to the secularisation of the German church, the castle and its ownership fall to the Austrian crown.

1809    on the 3rd of May, during a five-hour battle between the Austrians and the French, the castle is once again engulfed in flames, and under the dominance of the Austrians remains in ruins.

1824     the castle, grounds and its 554 tenants are to be sold for 119,593 fl.

Karl Theodor Kast of central Franconia buys 1825 tenure. For 96,000 fl

1826    reconstruction of castle and grounds begins

1848    after nearly 50 years of careful reconstruction and buying of lands, castle Ebelsberg is once again a prominent property. Karl Theodor Kast died on the 19th February at the age of 80.

1875    his successor was his son Llewellyn Baron Kast.

1885    Baron Kast died on the 6th of April and was succeeded by his widow, Baroness Sophie Kast.

1903    Baroness Kast was succeeded by her son Baron Micheal Kast, the agricultural minister, consult and owner of the grandcross of the ?eisernen Kronenordens?.

1932    After Baron Micheal Kast?s death in 1932, he was succeeded by his brother Baron Johann Kast who took charge until his death in 1955.

1955    daughters Baroness Anna Kast and Baroness Sophie Morsey inherited the castle from their father, and as they had no heirs Baron Llewellyn Kast and his wife in took on the castle

1974    to maintain upkeep of the castle and its grounds, Baron Llewellyn Kast established the KULTURVEREIN SCHLOSS EBELSBERG, and with public support and his own resources finances the continued upkeep and has saved the castle from ruin.

Schloss Ebelsberg is available for exhibitions, musical, folk and cultural events.