Free entry to Forchtenstein Castle with the Vienna PASS

Forchtenstein Castle

Vienna PASS Benefits:

Free entry to Forchtenstein Castle*
Normal Price: Adult: €12,00; Child: €10,00

*Vienna PASS includes one of the following: castle tour, tour of the Heroes-Treasures-Loot exhibition

Built in the 14th century, Forchtenstein Castle is one of the most important landmarks of Burgenland. In 1622, Nicholas Esterházy received overlordship of Forchtenstein and Eisenstadt. The fortress underwent complete reconstruction and got the appearance it has today. In 1713, as a result of political and military changes, the castle’s function changed as well. Treasures and curiosities were housed in its treasury and the castle served as an arsenal for the troops.


  • Castle tour with weapons collection
  • Heroes-Treasures-Loot exhibition

Did you know:

- You can find a life-size portrait of Vlad III Tepes, better known as Dracula?

- The castle is also known as the treasure vault of the Esterházys, as it houses baroque treasures and collections of military equipment looted during wars?

- The ensemble of colourful murals in the inner courtyard is the largest of its kind north of the Alps

How to get there:

    Public Transport: Bus 7941 from Vienna Main Station


Please see the attraction website for winter opening times, here

see the: full list of attractions included

All year
Monday 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
1. April - 1. November: 10.00 - 18.00

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Burg Forchtenstein, Melinda Esterhazy-Platz 1, 7212 Forchtenstein


+43 2626 81212