The castle

The impressive Lockenhaus castle is the only castle in Austria boasting the typical features of a knight’s castle. Roman and Gothic architectural styles, frescoes, a subterranean sanctuary, the Great Hall, the crypt and other elaborate structures demonstrate the highly developed sense of art and the rich history of the castle.

Step in to explore its history and find out more about its early inhabitants – from the Knights Templar to the cruel Bloody Countess to one of the largest bat colonies in Central Europe.

Visit Lockenhaus castle and its permanent exhibitions:

  • The Knights Templar, from ruin to knight’s castle
  • Bat exhibition “Friends of the night”
  • Blood Countess Elisabeth Báthory
  • armory

Our guided tours:

  • Appointments & queries: +43 (0) 2616/23 940
  • Historic tour: approx 1 hour (15 persons or more)

The castle as event venue

Lockenhaus Castle is the perfect place for events of all types, including corporate and incentive events, seminars, weddings, private functions, school trips and week-long excursions - enjoy an unforgettable experience at Lockenhaus castle. The Festsaal is a splendid setting offering room for 650 people and boasting a stage at its centre as well as two galleries.

The Rittersaal is a historic Great Hall for knight’s meals and events for up to a 100 people. Felsenbühne stage, bailey and surroundings: The upper courtyard with the chapel, the lower bailey with the Felsenbühne stage and the picturesque castle lake provide much space for events and celebrations.

Seminars and corporate & incentive events

Choose from a wide range of action & fun packages, enjoy the savoury knight’s meals in the ‘high castle’ and stay in the comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms in the castle.

Our Fürstenzimmer (accommodating up to 28 people) and our Grafzimmer (for up to 10 people) with their own small foyer provide the necessary quiet environment for holding seminars, meetings, workshops, press breakfasts or registered weddings. The Burgherrenzimmer, high up in the castle, boasts a splendid atmosphere with its open fire and a round table for up to 20 people.

Located only two minutes on foot from the castle, adjacent to the hotel annexe, there are two additional conference rooms for approximately 80 and 40 people, boasting their own toilets and much space for seminars, educational activities, school groups, etc.

Weddings and private functions

Lockenhaus Castle provides a spectacular setting for weddings, baptism ceremonies in our Castle chapel, birthdays or anniversaries.

School trips, week-long excursions & youth holiday camps

Combining adventure and nature with tradition, fun and physical activity, Lockenhaus castle is the perfect place to keep children and teenagers occupied.

Opening hours
• 01.11. -  22.12.2019: Sa., Su: 08 - 16h (last entry 15h)
• 23.12.2019 - 06.03.2020: closed
• 07.03. - 10.04.2020: Sa., Su: 08 - 16h (last entry 15h)
• From 11.04.2020: daily 08 - 17h (last entry 16h)

Entrance fee

Adults € 9,-
Pensioners, students € 7,-
Children (6-15 years) € 4,-
Family (2 adults, 2 children) € 19,-
Group discount (from 25 persons) € 7,50
School classes € 4,-

Prices for castle tours

for groups from 15 persons (45-60 min appr.)

Historic castle tour (from 15 persons, upon request) Adults € 3,-, Children € 3,-

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