CnP: You got quite a castle, didn't you!? Tratzberg is one of the best preserved castles in Austria. It was once ransacked by the Bavarian troops. I wonder how come the castle fared through the turbulent European history almost unharmed?
U.G.E.: This is a very good question. You know it looks like the Enzenberg family were very good diplomats. Thanks to their diplomacy a lot was preserved here, especially during WWI and WWII. For example, my grandfather's sister was here in Tratzberg during the war and catered the quartered troops and officers, which she in return asked to protect the castle. Moreover, it is certainly a lucky coincidence – during the war a bomb hit the attic and it did not catch fire. Tratzberg seems to be under the protection of its patron saint, St. Catherine of Alexandria, after all!