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Animal-, Nature-, & National Parks, Fortresses, Palaces & Castles, Museums and Exhibitions

Schloss Artstetten

Contact & Informations

3661 Artstetten
Schlossplatz 1

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


Dogs Allowed Bistro / Restaurant E-Bike charging station E-car charging station Free entry with the NOE-card Groups Accepted with NÖ Card Children's program

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 new permanent exhibition

“History is told through the keyhole”

the Hohenberg Family preserves the memory of the heir great grandparents, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie von Hohenberg, who fell victims to a murderous attack in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. They both entered history as the first victims of World War I. How many people suffered the same fate… their common legacy being a challenge to us for the preservation of peace. Visitors to the museum encounter the thin line between joy and suffering, life and death, and enter the varied world of the political thinker, reformer, collector, but above all of the family man Archduke Franz Ferdinand. A moving family story comes to life!

In the 6-hectare natural palace park, visitors can walk in the footsteps of three Habsburgs…

Further information about Artstetten Castle – including events – can be found at www.schloss-artstetten.at

  • Museum Shop
  • Castle Café Opening Times. During the Season: Thursday – Sunday & public holidays from 10:00

daily till 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: at anytime (also in Winter), but it must be booked 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: € 9.00
Senior: € 8.40
Group (15 people or more): € 8.00
Discount – Youth (Over 15), Student, Austrian National Service Personnel: € 6.80
Child & Pupil (aged 6 – 15): € 5.70
Family Ticket (parents & children U15): € 19.00
July & August: € 16.50

Audio Guide Rental Fee (German, English, French) € 2.50
Short room descriptions are available in many languages at the cash desk

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

Guided Tours
Must booked in advance!
Guided Tour flat rate for Museum OR Park: € 30.00
Guided Tour flat rate for Museum AND Park: € 40.00
Rate per group up to max. 25 persons

Combo Tickets

incl. Schallaburg Castle (Museum & Park): € 20.50
incl. Melk Abbey (Museum & Park): € 23.50
incl. Oskar Kokoschka House, Pöchlarn: € 12.00
incl. Clam Castle, Upper Austria: € 16.00
incl. Treasury of Maria Taferl Basilica: € 10.00
incl. Leiben Castle: € 12.50
incl. Danube Power Plant, Ybbs: € 15.00
incl. Museum “Erlauf erinnert” (Erlauf Remembers): € 12.00
incl. Museum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten: € 17.00
incl. Greinburg Castle, Upper Austria: € 14.50

For more excursion tips and group offers, please go to: www.schloss-artstetten.at!

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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