Esterházy Palace

Opening times

Tuesday - Friday guided winter tours only
Saturday - Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Opening times

Forchtenstein Castle

Opening times

Guided Winter-Tour
Monday and Wednesday to Friday at 11.00 am und 1.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays at 11.00 am, 1.00 and 3.00 pm

Opening times

Lackenbach Palace

Opening times

Saturday and Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 am - 03.00 pm

Opening times

St.Margarethen Quarry

Opening times

Winter break

Opening times

November - March

A Magic World of Frost and Ice – Winter Tours at Forchtenstein Castle!

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Friday to Sunday at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.


Tours are in German; non-German speakers are welcome to join with a Visitors’ Guide booklet. These are available in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Slovak, Japanese.

Experience the special magic of Forchtenstein Castle during the cold months of the year on one of our winter tours that are held several times a day. Together with our educators you can explore the riveting history of the Esterházy dynasty, their castle and the unique riches of their collections. This 45-minute tour tells you about the Esterházys’ rise to the rank of prince and the history of this stronghold starting around 1300. By the end of the tour you will certainly have gained an insight into the challenges of castle life during winter. We therefore recommend that you wear warm clothes.

Tours for groups of at least 20 people can be booked under tel: 02626/81212 (also available outside the listed times).

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