Schloss Herberstein is a castle in Styria, Austria.
Herberstein Castle sits on a boulder in the Feistritz ravine and thus is not accessible from 3 sides. At the same time, the castle is not visible from out of the ravine and was thus naturally protected from attackers. The oldest parts of the caste situated near the zoo stems from the 12th Century. The first small castle called 'Herwigstein' (named after Herwig of Krottendorf) stood under the fiefdom of the Stubenberg Clan. Otto von Hartenberg could free the castle by a payment to the Stubenbergs and is considered to be the ancestor of Herberstein Castle since then.