Awakened from an enchanted slumber.
Rotenturm Castle is located in the spa region of sunny southern Burgenland and is one of the most beautiful historic castles in Austria. Through a careful, complete renovation, an ideal and exclusive infrastructure that meets 21st-century standards was created for various events. Nestled in an 11-hectare English landscape park, you and your guests will be treated to the highest comfort.
From decline and fall to rise and shine.
From 1862 to 1864, the present castle was commissioned by Count Erdõdy and his family and built under the direction of master builder Johann Lang (1822-1900) in a style reminiscent of the Romanesque and the Orient, in red stucco ornamented with bright decorative elements.
In the years that followed, Rotenturm flourished for a time. Until 1929, the castle housed the valuable collections of the Count Julius and Emilie Erdődy, who were ardent art lovers. In 1924, a fire destroyed most of the interior furnishings, including the Erdődy family archives and the secret archives of the Hungarian hero, Prince Franz II Rákóczi (1676-1735). The archives of this leader of a Kuruc uprising against the Habsburgs from 1703-1711, had been housed in the tower of the castle..
In 1929, the remaining collections located in Rotenturm were auctioned off. For a brief time the castle was taken over by the Czech violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík. In 1971, the Federal State of Burgenland took possession of the castle. Since 2008 it has been in private hands once again.
The Lord of the Castle
The Viennese property and insurance expert Prof. Heinz Schinner acquired the fairy-tale castle, which had fallen into decay, and revitalized it in cooperation with the Federal Monuments Office. He now resides in Rotenturm Castle with his family and has openned up the festival halls on the ground floor to the public for events.
A wedding like a fairytale.
When a bridal couple and their guests pass through the wrought-iron gate of our driveway, they leave everyday life behind and immerse themselves in their own personal fairytale.
For the wedding, they can choose from two banquet halls for the civil wedding, as well as the in-house chapel for the church ceremony. The castle has seven festive rooms for up to 130 guests. Family and friends of the bridal couple can spend the night in one of the four castle apartments and our newlywed couples spend their wedding night in the new bridal suite in the castle tower.
In addition, Rotenturm Castle has its own certified wedding planner who, with her team, supports the bridal couples throughout the planning process with attention to detail and a lot of know-how.
Celebrations & Meetings
A noble residence for your event.
Rotenturm Castle offers the perfect place for momentous encounters. Whether a wedding,a seminar, a media conference, a workshop or a party for customers and employees - the elaborately restored castle rolls out the red carpet for your event! Long lasting memories are created by a memorable venue. The new "Exclusive Rotenturm Castle" makes this possible.
The first big day in life.
Baptism is one of the first major celebrations within a family. Our castle chapel is the ideal place for up to 100 people to mark this very special moment together. Commemorate your your child's baptism with a champagne reception in the beautiful ambiance of Rottenturm Castle.
Children's birthdays & tours for elementary school pupils
Hunting for Leonidas, the little castle ghost.
By appointment only!
The children search for the little ghost Leonidas. With the help of a kindergarten teacher, we have worked out tricky puzzles that fascinate children as they search for solutions. Then ride a hobby horse through a racecourse in the castle's park. Of course, after so much effort, you have earned a delicious snack, made of course, from organic ingredients!
Contact & Info
Am Schloss 1
A-7501 Rotenturm an der Pinka
Phone.: +43 1 715 33 33 and
+43 676 945 45 46
Guided tours through the renovated castle and the English park are available by appointmentfor groups of 15 to 40 persons.