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Schloss Hof Estate

Schloss Hof Estate, the former imperial country residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy and Maria Theresa is over 70 hectares in area, making it Austria's largest palace complex in the countryside. The imperial dream home of the former owners can be marveled at in the grand palace. Outside, there are magnificent Baroque gardens with splendid fountains and sculptures. In addition to the imperial palace, visitors can also explore the picturesque estate, the fun-filled adventure trails, a variety of themed gardens and see many rare breeds of domestic animals, as well as enjoy an adventure playground and the kids’ and family world with its new ball run and balance bike course. With its exhibitions and numerous events for the whole family, Schloss Hof is always worth a visit.

Special exhibition:

“Imperial Marriages” | 3.9. - 11.3.2024: The special exhibition showcases the various stages of imperial marriages, from courtship to widowhood. The elaborately orchestrated celebrations often concealed deeply moving stories. Habsburg marriages were rarely affairs of the heart.

Marriages between ruling dynasties were not just a union of two individuals, but of two dynasties. There was little room for love. Children of marriageable age were generally the playthings of politics and had little say in their choice of partner. The Schloss Hof part of the exhibition explores the criteria that an ideal bride or groom should fulfill and, above all, who was good enough for the Habsburg dynasty.

Guided tours in 2024

Tour of the state rooms and special exhibition “Imperial Marriages”:

German: daily at 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm
English: every Sunday at 10.30 am
Slovakian: every Sunday and on Slovakian public holidays at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
Hungarian: on Hungarian public holidays at 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm
(Additional charge for a guided tour)

Exhibition catalogues in English are available.

Garden tour: daily at 3.00 pm in good weather

More information about the guided tours can be found at www.schlosshof.at

Opening times 2024:
Open daily except December 24.

Schloss Niederweiden

Schloss Niederweiden belongs to the Schloss Hof Estate. The Baroque architectural jewel was built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer of Erlach and bought in 1726 by Prince Eugene of Savoy, who used it as a venue for lavish hunting parties. With the elegance of a French pleasure château and the charm of a stately northern Italian villa, it radiates a very special appeal. You can also enjoy the Baroque splendor of a hearty venison dish in the attached game kitchen.

In 2024, the idyllic hunting lodge will provide revealing insights into how imperial weddings unfolded as part of the special exhibition “Imperial Marriages”, from the pre-engagement arrangements to the arduous bridal journeys and the church wedding ceremony. The incredibly spectacular festivities with fireworks, opera performances, wedding banquets and enormous triumphal arches demonstrate that weddings were unrivalled as the most important events for imperial families.

Guided tours in 2024

  • Special exhibition “Imperial Marriages – A Reason to Celebrate”: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays at 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm (extra charge for guided tours)

Opening times
3.9. – 11.3.2024

Up-to-date information on opening times and prices for Schloss Hof and Schloss Niederweiden: www.schlosshof.at, Tel. +43-(0)2285-200 00, office@schlosshof.at


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Schloss Hof Estate

Schloss Hof 1
2294 Schlosshof
  • Comments

    • Alternative arrival: only in summer season - VOR bus line 543 hourly from train station Marchegg and train station Bad Deutsch Altenburg. All year round - VOR line 540

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount on day ticket Hof Castle (incl. Niederweiden Castle only in summer season) / 17€ instead of 21€ (1.4.-1.11.2023) /
      14€ instead of 17,50€ (2.11.2023-10.3.2024) / Tickets on www.imperialtickets.com and on site

  • Opening times

    • 02 November 2023 to 08 March 2024
      • daily, 10:00 - 16:00
    • 09 March 2024 to 03 November 2024
      • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • 04 November 2024 to 31 December 2024
      • daily, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free wheelchair rental (by prior arrangement). 
 Reduced admission price for people with special needs on presentation of ID.
 Free admission for one escort person of a blind visitor or a visitor in a wheelchair. The name of the escort must be stated in the relevant disabilities ID.
 

    • Comments

      Exhibition rooms, restaurant / café: no steps. Wheelchair ramps in the garden.

Schloss Niederweiden

Niederweiden
2292 Engelhartstetten
  • Comments

    • Alternative arrival: only in summer season - VOR bus line 543 hourly from train station Marchegg and train station Bad Deutsch Altenburg. 

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Special Offer:

      Discount on day ticket Niederweiden Castle incl. Hof Castle (only in summer season)

  • Opening times

    • 09 March 2024 to 03 November 2024
      • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
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