The Essential
This village is famous for its Renaissance castle, built in 1584, which houses two unusual museums. It has outstanding painted wooden ceilings. The Austrian Crime Museum relates the changing laws combating crime, from the Middle Ages to, for instance, contemporary terrorism. A vivarium, fitted out in a cellar, houses more than a hundred snakes, scorpions and giant spiders from around the world.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Scharnstein

Austrian Crime Museum - Scharnstein Castle
Austrian Crime Museum - Scharnstein Castle
The Renaissance Schloss Scharnstein