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Garden Castle of Herberstein
Between knights and roses.
Powerful rulers.

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 and 18th 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.

Garden tours.
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

Wildlife park
Experience: Africa - "Simba World"
Experience and discover more than 130 animal species from all over the world in the "Herberstein Wildlife Park" on its extensive park grounds. Johann Maximilian I, Freiherr zu Herberstein, brought the first animals, fallow deer, from Italy in the 17th century. The private zoo was first opened to the public in the 20th century. Today the "Herberstein Wildlife Park" is home to many exotic animals and is owned by the Federal State of Styria. It is operated according to scientific principles of zoo management.  
Herbie's play world
Next to castle and garden, in the area of Herberstein, Herbie's play world opens. The new indoor playground. Fun and games for children from 2 to 12 years on an area of about 1.100m2. 
Power tower, ninja area, trampolines and donut glider - there is a lot to discover here.

Current opening hours and prices can be found here
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

Current opening hours and prices can be found here
Garten Castle Herberstein (Styria)
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