Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Last entry: 4:30 p.m.)

From July 1, 2021 you will be asked to provide 3-G evidence when visiting Hochosterwitz Castle. This allows a visit without a mask, so you can explore and enjoy the Hochosterwitz Castle carefree. 

Armory, the weapons collection and the interesting collection of pictures from the Renaissance period bear witness to the history of this unique fortification. In addition to the possibility of climbing through the historically interesting 14 castle gates, you can also reach the castle with the Fürst-Max-Bahn. An extensive cultural program with concerts, picture exhibitions and festivals invites the visitor to discover the castle in all its diversity. In the castle restaurant, visitors are spoiled with local Carinthian cuisine. In addition to the interesting museum and the culinary offer, you can also immerse yourself in the world of medieval handicrafts at the castle.

Dear guests of Hochosterwitz Castle! The history of Hochosterwitz Castle is very extensive. For this reason, you should allow at least 1.5 hours to enjoy the castle. Please note that the castle gates are closed on time. Access to the castle is possible up to 1.5 hours before the end. We wish you a nice day at Hochosterwitz Castle.

Opening hours – Entrance fee

Opening hours in 2021

10.05. – 12.09.2021: Every day from 9:00 am to 6 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)

13.09. – 01.11. 2021: Every day from 10:00 am to 5 pm (Last admission: 3:30 pm)

ab 04.11.2021: Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last admission: 3:30 pm)

Advent market 04. – 12.12.2021: from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, on December 12th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

If you want to visit the restaurant or use the lift while visiting the castle, proof of the 3-G rule TESTED, RECOVERED or VACCINATED must be presented at the cash desk. Visitors must wear an FFP2-Make when visiting the interior of the castle (museum, shop, sanitary facilities, elevator, restaurant, except at the table). Here you can find information about the current regulation.

Adults € 15,00
Children (aged between 6-15 years) € 8,00
Military in uniform € 10,00
Students with ID € 10,00
Region card € 13,00
Family card minimum 2 children 6-15 years € 45,00
Seniors (65+) € 13,00
Disabled with ID from 70% € 10,00

Lift per person € 9,00 | Children under 6 years – free entry and lift! Price changes, misprints and other changes reserved!


Burg Hochosterwitz, Foto: Handler
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The siege of Hochosterwitz Castle by the troops of Margarete Maultasch

Have you ever attended a knight’s festival? If not, you will have the opportunity in August. At the foot of Hochosterwitz Castle, the area where horses were once cared for will be transformed from August 7th to 15th into a medieval marketplace that Carinthia has never seen before.

The siege of Hochosterwitz Castle by the troops of Margarete Maultasch

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