The "Garden Castle of Herberstein" is located in the municipality of Stubenberg near the Herberstein WIldlife Park. The fortified castle stands high on an east-west-facing rock. Not visible from distance, it is very difficult to access. The oldest parts of the castle date to the end of the 13th
century. In the middle of the 16th
century, it was expanded and transformed into a residential building with Renaissance elements. For 21 generations, the castle has been owned by the Herberstein family. In the 17th
centuries, about one fifth of Styria was owned by the Counts of Herberstein. Their possession of more than a dozen castles and palaces from Istria to Bohemia, from Carinthia to Silesia made the Herbersteins a leading power in Europe.
Blooming Fairy Tales in the Garden Castle
Today, the "Garden Castle of Herberstein" still serves the Herberstein family as a residence and administrative seat. This place is not called a Garden Castle without reason. Sprouting, twining, blooming, sweet-smelling, thriving--the castle's impressive gardens date back to the 16th century and are inseparably linked to this place. They invite one to stroll and be astonished.
Enjoy a fragrant tour of the historical garden. During a relaxing walk through the flowers on the garden grounds, you will learn interesting facts about the history of European garden culture from the Middle Ages down to the present.
By appointment for groups of 15 persons or more
Price: € 3.50, excl. admission Duration: 45 minutes
Reservations: 03176/88 250
Floral fairy tales on your weddings.
Celebrate directly in the castle, in its arcades, halls, or elegant castle salon--not to mention the private castle garden, with the sound of the River Feistritz and the scent of innumerable roses in the background. Herberstein is the ideal place for a real fairytale wedding. Romantic gardens, an in-house chapel and a spacious castle with a courtyard in Italian Renaissance style, as well as an idyllic country estate, provide the ideal setting for the most beautiful day of your life.
Contact & Info
Garten Castle Herberstein
8222 St. Johann bei Herberstein, Buchberg 1
Phone: +43 3176 8825-0
18th March - 30th April
daily from 10am - 5pm
1st May - 30th September
daily from 9am - 5pm
1st October - 4th November
daily from 10am - 4pm
Castle tours daily at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
WINTER: 4th November - 18th March
From Thursday to Sunday and public holidays from 10am - 3:30pm
During the winter, castle tours are offered from Thursday to Sunday at 1pm and 2pm.
(valid from 18th March 2021)
Child (3 - 15 years): €8.50
Seniors, Students, Teenagers (16-18 years): €16.50
Whether mom, dad, grandpa or grandma ... it does not matter to us!
Reduced admission beginning with 1 adult and 1 child!
1 adult + 1 child (3-15 years): €25.00
2 adults + 1 child (3-15 years): €42.50
2 adults + 2 children (3-15 years): €50.00
each additional child (3-15 years): €7.50
Adults (from 20 persons): €16.50
Children 3 - 15 years (from 15 persons): €7.00
Seniors, students, teenager (from 20 persons): €15.50
Castle guided tours for groups:
Adults: €4.00 Children (3 - 15 years): €3.50
We would be happy to create an individual group program for you, please contact us!
Winter entrance fees (valid from 4th November 2021):
Children (3 - 15 years) €7.00
Our admission prices include:
Castle tour, Historical Garden, Gironcoli Museum, current exhibitions in the "Art House Herberstein", circular walk through the "Feistritz Gorge", Herberstein Wildlife Park