SLBG/Wolfgang Mastny
Fortresses, Palaces & Castles

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 Groups Accepted with 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!  

As a recreation destination, Laxenburg Castle offers plenty of variety and flair in historic surroundings – yet is only 25km from Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral. A host of leisure activities, both cultural and sports-related. Numerous family-friendly facilities (especially the 6,000 sqm playground) and absolute tranquility in beautifully landscaped grounds.  During the season from Easter to All Saints‘ Day (1 November), ferry, boat hire on the castle lake and guided tours of the Franzensburg castle.

Highlights for 2021

  • Varied and exciting Sunday programme on the first 3 Sundays in September and October with guided park tours, matinee performances in the summer house by the Laxenburg-Biedermannsdorf Music School, educational forest tours by the „Die Spur“ association
  • „Gartensommer Niederösterreich“ 2021
  • Museum in the Franzensburg expected from 27 March – 1 November 2021. There are guided tours of the museum at 11am, 12am, 2pm and 3pm and of the tower and roof at 1pm and 4pm (museum tour in the event of bad weather)

Castle park – entrances.

There are three entrances to the castle park. The main entrance to the park (P1) and the Recreation Centre entrance (P3) are opened all year round. The Stable entrance (P2) will be opened on busy days, especially at the weekend. We have 1,000 free car parking spaces. Please follow the parking guidance system.Laxenburg is about 25km from the centre of Vienna on the A2 motorway in the direction of Graz. Driving time from Vienna to Laxenburg is approximately 30 minutes. Laxenburg is also easy to reach by public transport. A bus leaves the Südtirolerplatz in Vienna every half an hour and there is also a bus service from Mödling train station. The EuroVelo 9 cycle route from Vienna Inzersdorf to Bad Schönau takes you directly to Laxenburg. You will find plenty of parking spaces near the main entrance (P1)

Enjoy your leisure time in the castle park.

Austria’s biggest historical landscaped garden with impressive ornamental buildings and a 10km network of trails, a recreation centre with the distinctive „Flieger & Flieger“ restaurant and the waterside buffet at the castle pond.

During the season from 1 May – 1 November 2020:

  • Franzensburg. from 1 July – 1 November 2020 museum tours and tours on the high tower and roofs. Museum shop open daily from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The long established ferry to the Franzensburg, Café Meierei with its large terrace adjacent to the castle pond.
  • Boat hire. Experience the atmosphere of the castle park from the water. The castle pond covers 25ha and is perfect for a family outing.
  • Excursion train. Explore the sights and sounds of Laxenburg castle park on a trip with our scenic train, the „Laxenburg Express“.
  • Children’s playground.  6,000 sqm of space designed to be „close to nature“ will keep children happy for ages.
  • Imperial walks. Improve your personal fitness on one of our 3 signposted walking/jogging trails – from 7.7 to 3.1km.
  • A wedding in Imperial surroundings. Spend the most wonderful day of your life at one of the picturesque locations in the castle park or in the Old Castle chapel.

Dear visitors!

Time goes by, Franzensburg castle and its team have finished the season 2020 at November 1st. The Museum, the shop, our ferry boat and the restauraunt “Kaffee Meierei” are closed due that reason. We are looking forward to the upcoming start of our season 2021 at March 27th, 2021.

Our castle park is also opened at the lockdown and the wintertime for relaxing hours. At the moment there are still rules by law dealing with Covid-19. So please note the following details at your visit:

  • Entering the castle gardens for visitors is possible daily from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm (The castle gardens are opened daily from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm)
  • Access to the castle gardens:
    Main entrance (P1) – opened daily from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm
    Entrance Reitstall (P2) – opened Saturday/Sunday/Holiday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
    Entrance Erholungszentrum (P3) – opened daily from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm
  • Please note: The castle gardens are closed in the nights and will be locked daily at 5.00 pm. Staying inside the castle gardens at night is prohibited!
  • Always take a Mouth-Nose protection mask with you!
  • Please keep distance, at least 1m to all the other visitors and our employees!
  • Wearing a Mouth-Nose protection mask is obligatory in all toilettes.

For your own welfare and for the welfare of our employees please take care about all the official specifications prescribed by the Austrian government. Thanks for your esteemed cooperation!

We wish your a pleasent stay!




During the season from 27 March to 1 November 2021:

Tours at the Franzensburg daily at 11am, 12am, 2pm and 3pm.

Tours of the high tower and roofs daily at 1pm and 4pm.

Tours for groups from 10 people daily from 10am to 4pm by prior arrangement

Ferry to Franzensburg: Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday/Sunday/public holidays: 10am – 7pm

Scenic train: daily from 20am to 18pm

Park entry

Adults EUR 2,80

Children from 6 up to 14 years of age (up to 18 with student ID) EUR 1,50

Dogs (strictly on leash) EUR 2,40


Tour of museum or tour of tower and roof

Adults EUR 11,00

Children up to 14 years of age (up to 18 with student ID) EUR 7,00

Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 Children) EUR 28,00

Ferry to Franzensburg

Adult/child/dog per crossing EUR 0,70

Franzensburg group prices (from 10 people by arrangement)

„Spaziergang“ (admission to park, return ferry trip, tour of Franzensburg)

Adults EUR 13,00

Children up to 14 years of age (up to 18 with student ID) EUR 7,00

„Bummelzug“ (admission to park, return ferry trip, tour of Franzensburg, transfer by scenic train)

Adults EUR 16,50

Children up to 14 years of age (up to 18 with student ID) EUR 9,50

Tour of the castle park

See event calender or inquire

Adults EUR 10,00

Children up to 14 years of age (up to 18 with student ID) EUR 5,00

Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 Children) EUR 24,00


Events & Functions

Make sure to check out these top atractions in the area: