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Hochosterwitz Castle

Opening hours


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

31.03. - 31.05.2024, last admission 15:30

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

01.06. - 01.09.2024, last admission 16:30

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

02.09. - 01.11.2024, last admission: 3:30 pm

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

All detailed information at burg-hochosterwitz.com

Subject to change without notice!

Digital tickets

Dates 2024:

  • 31.03.2024: Start of the season, we are open again
  • 01.05.2024: Guard Tradition Day
  • 08.08.2024 - 11.08.2024: Knight's festival
  • 01.09.2024: Burg Kirchtag
  • 07. - 08.12.2024: Advent market
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An extensive cultural programme with concerts, painting exhibitions and festivals invites visitors to discover the castle in all its diversity. In the castle restaurant, visitors are spoiled with local Carinthian cuisine. In addition to the interesting museum and culinary offerings, you can also immerse yourself in the world of medieval crafts at the castle.

History

Hochosterwitz Castle has been owned by the Khevenhüller family for 470 years. In 1541, first transferred as a feudal right to the provincial governor Christoph Khevenhüller by the emperor, it became the property of the provincial governor Baron Georg Khevenhüller in 1561, who extended it to its present state from 1570 to 1586 before his death in 1587.

In his will, which you can see carved in stone on the castle, he states that he built the castle for the benefit and protection of the people

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Experience history virtually

From the armoury to the arsenal of weapons and the interesting collection of paintings from the Renaissance period - all this bears witness to the history of this remarkable fortress.

Go on a virtual walk and discover beautiful robes, historical weapons or crafts of the past.

The majestic Hochosterwitz Castle invites you to discover it in all its diversity.

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Arrival


By train to St.Veit/Glan - Launsdorf
Information from ÖBB: www.oebb.at

By plane
Klagenfurt airport - approx. 20 minutes away
Airport Graz - approx. 1 hour away
Ljubljana Airport - about 1 hour away
Trieste airport - about 1.5 hours away
Venice airport - about 2.5 hours away

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