Fortresses, Palaces & Castles

Schloss Artstetten

Contact & Informations

3661 Artstetten
Schlossplatz 1

+43 7413 80 06-0
+43 7413 80 06-15


Pushchair Accessible Dogs Allowed Bilingual Cashiers (DE/E) Bistro / Restaurant Souvenirshop / Shop Bicycle Stands / Bicycle Boxes Parking Possibilities Free Entry with the NÖ Card

In the footsteps of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …slightly away from the Danube and in the centre of a wonderful park, lies the “Fairytale Castle Artstetten”. The castle is a place of commemoration for Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.

Visitors will also find relaxation and entertainment here – in the Castle’s Café, the superb terrace overlooking the extensive park or in the museum shop with its wide selection of products… 

In the commemorative year 2018, the permanent exhibition, which was redesigned as part of the EU Project “NETWORLD”, will be presented.



Among other things there will be a strong emphasis placed on the following aspects relating to the First World War: The Sarajevo assassination and the underlying causes for war Life during the war, experiences and effects from a biographical perspective The end of the war and the reorganisation of Europe Connections of the Artstetten site to regional and national World War sites The Hohenberg Family wants to fulfil, and strengthen, its self-imposed mission of working for education and peace to a greater extent! Theatre in Artstetten Castle BELLA QUIJOTE (The Female Quixote) – A Castle in the Air for a Lady and her Two Admirers Where does the dream end, where does reality begin? The charming Arabella grew up completely isolated in a country castle and now expects to experience similar romantic adventures, just like the heroines in her beloved books... Let the two admirers carry you away to a charming and bizarre world in which illusion and reality constantly collide in an entertaining way. Get ready for a charming evening full of humour and esprit which will have you laughing in tears and feeling cheerful. Showing: 23 August – 15 September Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Start: 19:00 Ticket Prices: Adult: €28.00, Child (aged 6 - 15): €18.00. Tickets include a discount voucher for a Bella Cocktail. Duration: 2 hours including a break. On 24 & 25 August 2018 enjoy an evening packed with humour and wit, as part of the "Garden Summer Lower Austria" event, in full moonlight on the Castle Park’s Terrace
  • Museum Shop
  • Castle Café Opening Times. During the Season: Thursday – Sunday & public holidays from 10:00

1 April – 1 November
Daily: 09:00 – 17:30 (Cash Desk CLOSES: 17:00)

Castle Café:
During the Season: Thursday - Sunday & public holidays from 10:00

Opening Times for the Castle's Private Nature Park:
09:00 – 13:00

Guided Tour:
1 April – 1 November. Anytime. (Must book in advance!)
Languages: German, English & French. Duration: approx. 70 minutes
All Ticket Prices incl. 13% VAT
Guided Tours: Flat rates are VAT-FREE

Museum & Crypt
Adult: €8.30
Senior: €7.70
Group (15 people or more): €7.20
Discount - Youth (Over 15), Student, Austrian National Service Personnel: €6.20
Child & Pupil (aged 6 - 15): €5.20
Family Ticket (parents & children U15): €19.00
July & August: €16.50

Audio Guide Rental Fee (German, English, French) €2.50

Castle's Nature Park
Admission (child over 6): €3.50
Family Ticket (parents & children U15): €10.00
July & August: €7.50

Guided Tours
Must book in advance!

Guided Tour flat rate for Museum OR Park: €30.00 Guided Tour flat rate for Museum AND Park: €40.00

Combo Tickets

incl. Schallaburg Castle (Museum & Park): €19.50
incl. Melk Abbey (Museum & Park): €21.20
incl. Oskar Kokoschka House, Pöchlarn: €11.20
incl. Clam Castle, Upper Austria: €15.00
incl. Treasury of Maria Taferl Basilica: €9.20
incl. Leiben Castle: €11.50
incl. Danube Power Plant, Ybbs: €13.20
incl. Pöggstall Castle: €16.20
incl. Museum “Erlauf erinnert” (Erlauf Remembers): €11.20
incl. Museum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten: €16.20
incl. Greinburg Castle, Upper Austria: €13.70

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Special Offers
Your event at Artstetten Castle: "Feel like a guest even though you are the host...experience the ambience of times gone by."

At Artstetten Castle organise a formal reception - a relaxed lunch, a cocktail, a gala dinner, a business conference and much more - for the host/hostess as well as for his/her guests. Whether furniture, paintings, carpets...the entire interior in the state rooms mostly dates back to the time of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. These historically valuable objects are deliberately not part of a museum. In fact, the current owner of Artstetten Castle, Princess Anita Hohenberg, wants them to be open to the public so visitors can “experience” them.


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