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.

Please note: drone flights on
and above the castle are forbidden!

Opening hours – Entrance fee

Opening hours in 2024:

01.04.2024 – 31.05.2024 daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(last admission: 3:30 p.m.)

01.06.2024 – 01.09.2024 daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(last admission: 4.30 p.m.)

02.09.2024 – 01.11.2024 daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(last admission: 3:30 p.m.)

Events 2024:

01.04.2024 Season Opening
01.05.2024 Garde tradition day
01.09.2024 Burgkirchtag
07. – 08.12.2024 Advent Market

Dogs allowed!
Price changes, misprints and other changes reserved!

You can get tickets in our online shop!

Entrance fee
Adults, Seniors 18 Euro
Children (aged between 6-15 years) 11 Euro
Students with ID, Military in uniform, Disabled 13 Euro
Region card 15 Euro
Family card (2 Adults + minimum 2 children 6-15 years) 47 Euro
Lift per person 10 Euro
Lift (downhill) 6 Euro
Children under 6 years Free entry and lift!
Group tours only at full price (no Kärnten Card)

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