We would like to join in quiet mourning of our revered patron and friend, the great supporter and admirer of Haggenberg Castle Professor Hofrat Dr Werner Kitlitschka, who passed away on Friday, 19 October 2018 in his 80th year of life.

Connected to the Austrian Federal Monuments Office from 1962 to 2000, he served as the provincial governor of Lower Austria from 1974 to 2000 and in the long years of his self-serving activity became the outstanding expert in the buildings entrusted to him – a knowledge that he passed on to almost uncounted students of the Vienna Institute of Art History. in quiet mourning Among the thousands of objects under his supervision Hagenberg was his favourite castle – a conviction confirmed and shared by his venerable wife, photographer Inge Kitlitschka-Strempel. It fills us with a special pride and obliges us to continue his efforts with the restoration of the frescoes of our temple hall.