Gsellmann_Weltmaschine_Edelsbach | © Gerry Wolf

Gsellmann's world machine

Fifty years ago a farmer from Edelsbach bei Feldbach started constructing his life's work, on which everything moves and rattles. About 2,000 different parts have been put together to a bursting, swinging, turning, roaring, shining and blinking miracle machine.


In 1958, Franz Gsellmann began building his World Machine, and for 23 years he built it tirelessly. Approximately 2000 different components are used to create a trembling, swinging, rotating, roaring, glowing and flashing miracle, which is brought to life by 25 electric motors.

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Zotter_Schokolade_Riegersburg | © Zotter-Schokoladen-Manufaktur GmbH, Robert Lehmann

Chocolate factory Zotter

Josef Zotter produces more than 365 different kinds of chocolate with great creativity as well as commitment to organic ingredients and fair trade.
Gasthaus Haberl_Finks Delikatessen | © Werner Krug

Finks Culinary Delights

Two who are completely dedicated to good taste. In the manufactory from Bettina and Hans Peter Fink fresh fruits and vegetables are preserved and boiled.
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Castles and Palaces

Kornberg Castle

First mentioned in a document from 1284, the castle has been owned by the Counts of Bardeau since 1871.
Burg_Riegersburg_Basaltfels_Eselssteig | © Burg Riegersburg
Castles and Palaces, Museum and Exhibition, Family & Kids

Riegersburg Castle

Riegersburg castle, the most impressive landmark of Thermen- and Vulkanland Styria, is located at a height of 482m on a steep former volcanic rock.
Museum_Heimat_Tabor_Feldbach | © Heimat.Museum im Tabor
Museum and Exhibition, Castles and Palaces

Tabor Feldbach

Preserved largely in its original form, this historic fortress complex provides 1,400 m2 of exhibit space for an eclectic set of museum collections.

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