natuer park house Castle Großsölk & Jesuitengarden
The medieval Großsölk Castle with its mighty defensive walls was built in the 14th century. It was the home of nobility until the time it was taken over by the Jesuits. After the dissolution of the Order, the house was a parsonage and today the castle is the Nature Park House.
The castle had an important role for the ancient trade routes via the Sölkpass. Beside the castle in the "garden of jesuits" you can show a collection of herbs cultivated sometime by the monks.
Nowadays this historic treasure of Sölktäler Nature Park is used as a natur science museum. Its permanent exhibition “Natura Mirabilis” presents in six medieval rooms through virtual notebooks and other objects how Johann von Hohensee lived and conducted his research 200 years ago. The house is open every day from 10.00 a.m.-17.00 p.m. except Thuesday and Friday