4: The historic staircase

You now are in the large stucco staircase, which, after the recent reconstruction, was decorated in a modern fashion, restored partially with stucco elements from the former ancestral gallery. The pictures on the information to your right give you a good impression of the former splendour.

To the left of the staircase, another portrait shows Princess Marianne, drawn by Birgit Knaus, sister-in-law of the racing driver Niki Lauda.

Today the staircase is dominated by a huge ancestral portrait of the war hero Peter – but more about this later when you reach the upper floor.