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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…
"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