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Sacral room of the Templars at Lockenhaus Castle

Sacral room of the templar at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

After walking through the Templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle I came across this mysterious room. It is supposed to be have been a sacred site of the Templars. Other voices say it is just a cistern. Anyway, the museum about the history of the Templars is worth a visit though.

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Painting lessons at Lockenhaus Castle

Art lesson with gold

Lets play ‘Guess the movie’! This photo was taken at that castle where I created a painting with some coffee and gold leaf. There is still some gold at my finger so about which movie I am speaking?

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Coffee art at Lockenhaus Castle

Coffe art at Lockenhaus Castle

After taking a lesson in making Latte Art I did it again: Making art with coffee. At Lockenhaus Castle I took a class in painting with coffee and gold run by the Austrian artist Stefanie Moro.

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Are there vampires at Lockenhaus Castle?

Mirror at room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

Lockenhaus Castle houses a breeding place for bats and an interesting exhibition about these animals. One of us even saw a bat in her room. Well, some of us joked it could also had been a vampire. Bah! There are no vampires!

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Room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle

Room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

At Lockenhaus Castle I stayed at the room ‘Elisabeth’. Whereas the furniture was old fashioned, the bathroom was pretty modern. It was a corner room so I had a great view of the place Lockenhaus and parts of the castle itself.

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Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle

Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

While I was trying to make some peaceful art like a painting several ladies of my group were interested to make something more adventourus. They joined a lesson in creating art with a chain saw instructed by Michael Schlapschy. After finishing my painting lesson I was curious to see how the ladies created things like racks for DVDs just by a tree trunk and a chain saw. More…

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Acrylic art at Lockenhaus Castle

Blue car on a rainy dayRight below the walls of Lockenhaus Castle (Burg Lockenhaus) in Burgenland, I took a class about working with acrylic paint led by Elisabeth Holzschuster. Well, how do you like my first work? It is named ‘Blue car on a rainy day’.

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Museums

Templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle

Templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

Lockenhaus Castle offers a museum telling the story of the Templars. Besides the general story it also tells about Austrian places used by the Templars. The exhibition is placed next to a special room which is supposed to be a former sacral place of the Templars.

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Iron Maiden at Lockenhaus Castle

Iron maiden at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

A ‘Eiserne Jungfrau’ (Iron Maiden) seen at Lockenhaus Castle. Though such devices are often  shown at castles they are supposed not had been used at all. Probably they were just show pieces inspired by another device called ‘Schandmantel’ (Spanish Coat).