CnP: You have Tyrolean roots and stem from the Upper-Austrian township of Ottenhausen. The first family members received their title of nobility from Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in the 16th century. Please tell me about the past and the present of your family.
SGH: The family's origins indeed stem from Tyrol in Austria, with additional roots from throughout Central Europe: Northern Italy, Switzerland, Bohemia, Germany to name a few. Some of the noble and otherwise notable family names that we are directly related to include Haugwitz, Thun, Grégr, Veverka, and others. Following its restitution, Castle Blatna was managed by Cornelia's second daughter Jana and Jana's husband Spyridon (my parents), a Greek architect. Following the passing of both Cornelia and Spyridon in 2014, ownership and management of the castle passed on to me, Stephanos. I was born and brought up in Greece and the UK, and have a background in finance. Since taking over management, the aim has been to further develop the castle estate in a sustainable and modern way, as well as project its cultural significance both locally and internationally.