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Schlosspark Laxenburg

Contact & Informations

2361 Laxenburg
Schlossplatz 1

+43 2236 71226
+43 2236 72730


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

Experiencing, feeling and enjoying history and garden art – that’s what Schlosspark Laxenburg (Laxenburg Castle Park) stands for. Leisure experiences to suit your taste in breathtaking surroundings. This, and much more, awaits you in Austria’s largest landscaped gardens. Trace the footsteps of the Habsburg Dynasty while enjoying a yearly programme full of a wide variety of activities.

Laxenburg Castle Park is among the most significant historical landscaped gardens in Europe. In addition to a multitude of monuments, pleasure buildings and picturesque garden areas, you can also discover the majestic crowning of the park: The “Little Treasure House of Austria” – the Franzensburg!  

Laxenburg Castle Park, located only 25 km from St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, is a recreation area with diversity and flair in a historic ambience. There’s a variety of leisure opportunities – both in culture and sport. Enjoy many family-friendly facilities (especially the huge children’s playground which is almost 6.000 m²) or just the absolute tranquillity of this picturesquely–staged landscape. During the season from Easter until All Saints’ Day there is a ferry, boat hire from the castle pond, as well as guided tours of the Franzensburg.

Highlights 2020

  • A wide variety of activities on the first 3 Sundays in April, May, June, September and October: guided park tours, matinees at the “Grünes Lusthaus” of the Music School in Laxenburg Biedermannsdorf as well as forest-related educational tours offered by “Die Spur” (The Trail) Club
  • Mercedes Benz SL Club meeting on 1 May 2020
  • Gartensommer Niederösterreich (Garden Summer Lower Austria) 2020
  • Kultursommer Laxenburg (Cultural Summer Laxenburg) at the Franzensburg from July/August 2020, Directorship: Adi Hirschal
  • Museum opening hours at the Franzensburg during the season from 4 April – 1 November 2020: Guided Museum Tour: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00; Guided Tower and Roof Tour: 13:00 & 16:00 (in bad weather: Guided Museum Tour instead)
  • Castle Park – Entrances: Main Park Entrance (P1): open all year round.
    Park Entrance Reitstall (Riding Stables) (P2): open Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays.
    Park Entrance Erholungszentrum (Leisure Centre) (P3): open during the season 24 March – 4 November 2018.
    We provide approx. 1,000 FREE parking spaces; please make sure to follow the parking guidance system! Laxenburg is situated about 25 km south of Vienna’s City Centre next to the Südautobahn (south motorway) (A2) in the direction of Graz; the journey takes approx. 30 minutes from Vienna to Laxenburg. Laxenburg is also easily accessible by public transport. There is a bus route from Vienna Südtirolerplatz every half an hour and another bus route from Mödling Bahnhof (Railway Station). The Thermen-Radweg (Spa Cycling Trail) (EuroVelo 9, from Vienna Inzersdorf to Bad Schönau) also leads you straight into the village. At the Main Park Entrance (P1) there is enough parking possibilities for bicycles.
  • Leisure in the Castle Park:Austria’s largest historical park with impressive decorative buildings has a network of paths that extends for more than 10 km, a leisure centre with the culinary experience restaurant “Flieger & Flieger”, the Pond Buffet which is located next to the castle pond.

During the season from 4 April – 1 November 2020:

  • Franzensburg: Guided Museum Tour and Tour on the High Tower and Above the Roofs; Museum Shop opens daily: 10:30 – 16:30; the traditional ferry to the Franzensburg; Café Meierei with a large terrace overlooking the castle pond.
  • Boat Hire: Experience the ambience of the Castle Park from the water, too! The castle pond with its 25 hectare of water provides the ideal surroundings for the whole family.
  • Scenic Train: Experience Laxenburg Castle Park with a ride on the panorama train, what we call the “Laxenburg Express”.
  • Children’s Playground: A 6,000 m² playground with a close-to-nature area makes sure your children will not want for anything else.
  • Imperial Jogging Trails: Improve your personal fitness on 3 signposted running routes – from 7.7 to 3.1 km.
  • Getting Married in an Imperial Ambience: Celebrate the best day of your life at one of the picturesque locations in the Castle Park or in the Castle Chapel, the Alten Schloss (Old Castle).

The Castle Park is open all-day, all year round!
During the season from 4 April – 1 November 2020:
Guided Tours in the Franzensburg:
Daily: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:00;
Guided Tour on the High Tower and Above the Roofs: Daily: 13:00 & 16:00;
Group Tour (10 people or more), Daily: 10:00 – 16:00. Must book in advance!

Ferry to the Franzensburg: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays: 10:00 – 19:00

Scenic Train: Daily: 10:00 – 18:00

Castle Park Admission

Adult: €2.80

Child (aged 6 – 14 with valid Pupil ID up to 18 years): €1.50

Dog (leashes are compulsory – no exceptions!): €2.40

Franzensburg Admission

Guided Museum Tour or Guided Tower and Roof Tour

Adult: €11.00

Child (U14 with valid Pupil ID up to 18 years): €7.00

Family Ticket (2 adults + max. 3 children): €28.00

Ferry to the Franzensburg

Adult/Child/Dog per crossing: €0.70

Franzensburg Group Discount (10 people or more. Must book in advance!)

“Walk” (Park Admission, 2x Ferry Tickets, Guided Tour Franzensburg)

Adults EUR €13.00

Child (U14 with valid Pupil ID up to 18 years): €7.00

“Scenic Train” (Park Admission, 2x Ferry Tickets, Guided Tour Franzensburg, Scenic Train Transfer)

Adult: €16.50

Child (U14 with valid Pupil ID up to 18 years): €9.50

Guided Tour through the Castle Park

According to the event calendar or on request

Adult: €10.00

Child (U14 with valid Pupil ID up to 18 years): €5.00

Family Ticket (2 adults + max. 3 children): €24.00


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