Festschloss Hof Castle
© SKB/Hertha Hurnaus

Schloss Hof

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. The imperial castle sits on an idyllic estate containing exciting adventure walks, varied themed gardens and lots of rare breed pets, as well as an adventure playground and a leisure park for children and families with its own water playground.

With its exhibitions and numerous events for the whole family, Schloss Hof Estate is always worth a visit. Annual highlights of the event calendar include the Easter market, the garden days, the autumn festival, the Big Holiday Fun, the horse festival and the atmospheric Christmas market in Advent. Another highlight is the art and handicrafts festival, while a chocolate festival will be held in 2020 for the first time.

Special exhibitions:

Sisi Special exhibition | March 21 November 20, 2020 Schloss Hof: "Sisi's Son Rudolf". The exhibition provides an insight into the life of Empress Elisabeth's only son.

"Showcase Europe: The Banat" | from December 25, 2019. The exhibition offers an exciting insight into the everyday lives of people in the Banat – an almost forgotten region in the border area of Romania, Hungary and Serbia.

Guided tours
Castle tour in German: daily 11.00 am and 2.00 pm
Castle tour in English: every Sunday 10.30 am
Castle tour in Slovakian: every Sunday and on Slovakian public holidays 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
Garden tour in German: in good weather, daily at 3.00 pm with audio guide in German, English or Slovakian
Audio guides: German, English, Slovakian
Guided tours (also in other languages) at www.schlosshof.at and anytime by prior appointment.

Opening times in 2020:
Open daily except December 24
March 21 - November 20, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
November 21 - December 23 & December 25-31, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
On Christmas Market days: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

Schloss Niederweiden

Schloss Niederweiden is just two kilometers from 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 2020, the idyllic hunting lodge is also given over entirely to the special exhibition on Sisi. This extraordinary woman is still surrounded by much mystery. The exhibition includes never before seen exhibits as well as the latest scientific findings.

Guided tours 2020

  • Guided tours of the special exhibition: Sa, Su, public holidays 11.00 am, 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm
  • Audio guides in German, English and Slovakian
  • Family guided tours of the special exhibition: Sa, Su, public holidays 12.30 pm

Opening times
March 21 - November 20: daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Information on times and prices for Schloss Hof and Niederweiden Palace: www.schlosshof.at, tel. +43-(0)2285-200 00, office@schlosshof.at

Schloss Hof Estate

Schloss Hof 1, 2294 Schlosshof
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • 1.1.-14.3. & 19.11.-23.12. & 25.12.-31.12. daily, 10:00 - 16:00
    • 15.3.-18.11. daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • On Christmas Market days: 10am-7pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 165 cm low , 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.

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Schloss Niederweiden

Niederweiden, 2292 Engelhartstetten
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