A small walled town on the border of Austria and the Czech Republic, Drosendorf
lies on a strongly fortified outcrop on a meander of the Thaya. Its walls and town gates date back to the 12C. and it narrowly escaped destruction in the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), has excellently preserved medieval town walls, a very attractive Stadtplatz (market place) and a pleasant castle, within the walls. In 1996, it hosted the 6th Walled Towns Friendship Circle Symposium.