Festschloss Hof Castle
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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 spring garden shows, the autumn festival, the holiday fun, the horse festival and the atmospheric Christmas Market in advent. An asado grill event and the GenussFest indulgence festival are being held for the first time in 2018.

Exhibition "Warum isst die Welt, wie sie isst?” (“Why does the world eat as it eats?”): With the title “Aus der Erde auf den Teller” (“From the soil to the plate”), visitors participate in a fascinating journey on the topic of food – from cultivation and harvest to the processing.

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 2018:
March 15 - November 18 daily 10:00 - 18:00
November 19 - December 23 & December 25 - 31 daily 10.00 am - 4:00 pm
On Christmas Market days: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

Niederweiden Palace

In 2018, the idyllic hunting lodge is also given over entirely to the special exhibition “Warum isst die Welt, wie sie isst?” (“Why does the world eat as it eats?”) Under the title “Sinn und Sinnlichkeit” (“Sense and Sensuality”), it focuses on the sensual and cultural dimensions of eating and food production. Niederweiden Palace 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 2018

  • Meals with history – As guests of the imperial family: September 9
  • Opera for the senses – a seduction with food and song: August 18, September 15

Guided tours 2018

  • 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 - 18 November 2018: 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 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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