Festschloss Hof Castle

Schloss Hof & Niederweiden Palace

Schloss Hof

At more than 50 hectares, Schloss Hof, the former country residence of Prince Eugen of Savoy and Maria Theresia, is the largest country castle complex in Austria. 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 on seven terraces stepping gentle down to the March. The imperial castle sits on an idyllic estate containing nine 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 is always worth a visit. Annual highlights of the event calendar include the Easter market, the musketeer games, the garden shows, the Pentecost fair, the camel festival, the full moon nights, the holiday fun, the horse festival and the atmospheric Christmas village in advent. The animal Olympics and the ceramics festival will be held for the first time in 2017.

In 2017, Schloss Hof will present some of the political reforms of the regent under the title "Alliances and feuds" as part of the major anniversary show "300 years of Maria Theresa - strategist - mother - reformer".

Guided tours
Castle tour in German: daily 11:00 and 14:00
Castle tour in English: every Sunday 10:30
Castle tour in Slovakian: every Sunday and on Slovakian public holidays 11:30 and 13:30
Garden tour in German: in good weather, daily at 15:00 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 hours
Jan 1 - March 12, 2017: Sat, Sun, public holidays 10:00-16:00
March 15-Nov 29, 2017: daily 10:00 - 18:00
Christmas village from Nov. 18, 2017 on the 5 weekends before Christmas, Sat 10:00 - 20:00, Sun & public holidays 10:00-18:00

Niederweiden Palace

Also in 2017, the idyllic hunting palace is given over entirely to the special exhibition to mark the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa. Information on her national achievements will be provided at this location under the title "Modernization and reforms". It is just two kilometers from Schloss Hof. The Baroque architectural jewel was built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer of Erlach and bought in 1726 by Prince Eugen of Savoy, who used it as a venue for lavish hunting parties. With the elegance of a French pleasure chateau 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.

Evening events 2017 "Of all sorts of meat and hop soups" - Baroque delights at the time of Maria Theresa: 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 19 August, 16 September

  • "The singing cook of Niederweiden Palace": 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September

Guided tours 2017

  • 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 15 March - 29 November 2017: daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Information on times, pricing and low-cost combination tickets for Schloss Hof and Niederweiden Palace: www.schlosshof.at, tel. +43-(0)2285-200 00,

Schloss Hof

Schlosshof 1, 2294 Schlosshof
  • Prices

  • 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
    • during Christmas market: 10 am-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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