David resumes his tour in the aristocratic surroundings of Austria’s Clam Castle tonight, in the small market town of Klam.
Burg Clam, an 11th century fortress near the Danube, is one of largest castles in Austria.
Built in 1149 by Otto of Machland, the castle has been in the hands of the Clam-Martinic family since 1524. Descendants of the family still reside there during the summer months.
One of the few fully-intact fortresses in Austria, the main castle dates from the Middle Ages (from around 1300) with its circular tower, or turret, having been enlarged in around 1636.
It has a spacious, lavishly decorated courtyard with a three-storied pergola, which dates back to the year 1581, as well as both old and new chapels: the old with frescoes dating from the 14th century and the new with Gothic panel paintings, a museum decorated with antique furniture and extensive china and weaponry collections.
Never captured, the castle was besieged many times and has served as a refuge for local residents in their hour of need.
The estate, surrounded by forests, also includes several farmhouses, a riding school, a hydropower plant and a brewery. This is where concerts are held. Alice Cooper, for example, played here last July.
Interestingly, UK fans of reality TV may recall that Burg Clam is where ITV sent Kerry Katona to learn how to be an aristocrat in last year’s ‘My Fair Kerry’.
If you have tickets, then you must be full of excitement and anticipation at the prospect of experiencing the lights, lasers and sounds of ‘On An Island’ in such a enchanting, majestic setting.
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The setlist will be revealed below, so if you don’t want to know what was played, don’t read on.
Have a fantastic night, everyone.
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