Castle Großsölk with Jesuitgarden
The historical building was built in the 14th century and had an important role for the ancient trade routes via the Sölkpass. Up until the 17th century., The castle was owned by the local princes who sold it finally in 1617 to the Order of Jesuits. After the dissolution of the Order, the house was a parsonage and since 1998, the castle is the Nature Park House.
In six medieval castle rooms we present the permanent exhibition "Natura Mirabilis". You enter a world 200 years ago when Johann von Hohensee lived in the castl. In a modern look, using virtual notebooks and interactive stations, you will see exciting natural and cultural phenomena. You walk on the ancient footsteps of the traders, see the eventful history Castle, admire endangered species, experience avalanches and hear how Moore and mountain lakes rippling.
Exhibition: "The Gold of the Hill"
We present in the Castle Gallery exhibition "The Gold of the Hill". The Ennstaler Steirerkäs is a regionally typical rustic product with a long tradition and history. Nestled in the cultural evolution of the exhibition from the Middle Ages to modern times, the ancient cheese tradition.
The Jesuitengarden is located in the inner courtyard of the Castle Großsölk and is recognized as a teaching and display garden. Besides flowers many many medicinal and culinary herbs grow here as well as new and old forgotten vegetable varieties. You will learn how to use it in kitchen, in cosmetics and traditional medicine. The visit of the Jesuit garden without guide is possible every day.
Art in the castle:
Exhibitions - new year designed.
Church of St. Leonhard
The Church of St. Leonhard was up to collect the Jesuits of former private stables of the noble owner of the castle. In 1743, the barn was rebuilt by the monks as a church.
Nature Park Laboratory
For our hobby researchers we offer an indoor program. Various modules are available in the castle laboratory to choose from: water, woods and herbs. In the laboratory, we agree the participants to the topic and then change to the working field nature. We are looking for marble, investigate caddis larvae and loosen us with forestpedagogical games. A visit to the Nature Park Sölktäler is an unforgettable nature experience.
Every Thursday at 10 pm (from mid May to end-September)
Registration: only by prior to Wednesday, Schloss number: +43/676/900 47 41
Café and castle garden
Surrounded by the old defensive walls, the guests sit in the medieval castle courtyard and enjoys a snack in peace. Back to the roots is our motto, try reginal products from the region. A cup of herbal tea from the Jesuitengarten, the Styrian cheese from our pastures, the goldmelissa juice from the organic farmers or a glass of wine have a place on our card.
Schloss Großsölk, "Natura Mirabilis", special exhibition, St. Leonhard church, Cafe "Peace at last."; Mid May to late September - Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, guided tours with advance booking are also possible outside the opening hours!