Castles & chateaus

Castles & chateaus

Murau Castle

Towering above the town of Murau is Murau Castle, owned by the Schwarzenberg family. The castle can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Guided tours through the castle, including the picture gallery, kitchen, dungeon and chapel, offer a vivid insight into life behind the castle gates, the history of rule and the House of Schwarzenberg, and of course the chronicles of Murau Castle itself.

Opening hours: guided tours from 12 June to 12 October 2019 Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.00 pm; no prior arrangement necessary; meeting point: castle gate, 10 min. before the tour starts.

Tel.: +43 3532 230 258

Adress: A-8850 Murau, Schlossberg 1



Castle of Finstergrün, Ramingstein

Nowadays the castle is operating as a youth camp. Its speciality is that at the beginning of the last century a Hungarian patrician family bought it and then rebuilt it in the style of the 13th century.

Opening hours: only with guidance, Tuesday to Sunday at 14:30, in July and August on Sundays at 16:00

Tel.: +43 699 188 77 074

Adress: 5591 Ramingstein, Burgstraße 65



Stone Castle, Mariahof

This castle, originally built in the 12th century and today its ruins, rise above the Mur valley at 1.180 meters over sea level. The ruins of the castle can be reached by a short walk. Along the way visitors can enjoy a breath-taking view.

Opening hours: April to November

Adress: 8812 Mariahof, Steinschloss

Tel.: +43 3584 2005



Chateau Mauterndorf

Feel the spirit of the middle-ages in the castle of Mauterndorf which used to be the summer residence of the archbishops of Salzburg and was operated as a toll-centre as well.

Opening hours: May to October 10:00-18:00

Tel.: +43 6472 7426

Adress: Markt 27, 5570 Mauterndorf



The medieval town of Friesach

The city has a wonderful scenery with many well-kept buildings remained from the middle-ages. Inhabitants state that the city of Friesach has the highest number of castles all over Austria. That is the reason why the most popular medieval games are organised here.

Opening hours: May to September, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Tel.: +43 42682213-18

Adress: Fürstenhofplatz 1, 9360 Friesach



Castle of Hochosterwitz

The caste was first mentioned in 860. In 1571 Geoerg Khevenhüller bought the castle, established the gun room built the 14 gates.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 09.00- 17.00

Tel.: +43 4213 2010

Adress: Hochosterwitz 1, 9314 Launsdorf



Adventure Castle, Hohenwerfen

A breezy experience awaits visitors to the more than 900-year-old castle Hohenwerfen. On the steep rocky cone high above the Salzach Valley, when you look through the loopholes, you can feel the breeze of the surrounding mountain giants around your nose. The feathered hunters of the historic Landfalkenhof, the dashing weapons, the museums and dark corners invite you to take the thick walls by storm.

Opening hours: April to October, 10.00- 17.00

Tel.: +43 6468 7603

Adress: 5450 Werfen, Burgstraße 2


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