Festschloss Hof Castle
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Schloss Hof Estate & Schloss Niederweiden

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. With the completion of the seventh and final terrace, the overall work of art is finished and can be experienced by guests as it was in the 18th century from spring 2019 onwards. 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 musketeer games, the garden shows, the autumn festival, the Big Holiday Fun, the horse festival and the atmospheric Christmas market in Advent. Another highlight is the GenussFest (Pleasure Festival), while an organic festival will be held in 2019 for the first time.

Special exhibitions:

"The food game" | March 15 - November 17, 2019. The exciting journey of our food from production to supermarket is shown under the title "Trade and Logistics".  

"Showcasing Europe: The Banat" | from December 25, 2018. Visitors get an insight into the turbulent history of the Banat cultural region in modern-day Romania.

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 2019:
Open daily except December 24
March 15 - November 17, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
November 18 - 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 2019, the idyllic hunting lodge will also be given over to the special exhibition "The food game". This will present the development from the grocery store of the time through to the high-tech supermarket of the future.

The patisserie of Schloss Niederweiden is open daily during the exhibition season and can also be visited without a ticket.

Guided tours 2019

  • 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 15 - November 17, 2019: daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

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

Schloss Hof Estate

Schloss Hof 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
    • 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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