Free entry to Forchtenstein Castle*
Normal Price: Adult: €12,00; Child: €10,00
*Vienna PASS includes one of the following: castle tour, tour of Esterházy Treasure Chamber, or Heroes-Treasures-Loot exhibition
Built in the 14th century, Forchtenstein Castle is one of the most important landmarks of Burgenland. In 1622, Nicholas Esterházy received overlordship of Forchtenstein and Eisenstadt. The fortress underwent complete reconstruction and got the appearance it has today. In 1713, as a result of political and military changes, the castle’s function changed as well. Treasures and curiosities were housed in its treasury and the castle served as an arsenal for the troops.
- You can find a life-size portrait of Vlad III Tepes, better known as Dracula?
- The castle is also known as the treasure vault of the Esterházys, as it houses baroque treasures and collections of military equipment looted during wars?
- The ensemble of colourful murals in the inner courtyard is the largest of its kind north of the Alps
Bus 7941 from Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in the direction of Langental. Please get off in Forchtenstein.
Burg Forchtenstein, Melinda Esterhazy-Platz 1, 7212 Forchtenstein
Phone: +43 2626 81212