The oldest castle in Burgenland.
Bulwark against the east.
Güssing Castle was built in 1157 on the steep rock of an extinct volcanic cone. After several changes of ownership, the castle came 1524 in the possession of the Batthyány family. In the 16th and 17th centuries, it was turned into a fortress and was intended as a stronghold - especially against the armies from the east. With the loss of its strategic importance, the castle was abandoned to ruin in the 18th century - the former "roof tax" made a preservation for the owner unaffordable. In 1870 Prince Philipp Batthyány established a foundation in whose ownership Güssing Castle now stands.
Güssing Castle not only stands for great military and family history, but also for its gourgues art treasures. More than 5,000 exhibits in today's exhibition spaces show how lively and fascinating history can be. The exhibitions in the stronghold shows comprehensive themes of the daily ordinariness, the rulers and the citizens.
Batthyány Castle Museum as a true art chamber:
- Iron art casting collection (DDDr Udo Illig)
- Historical live and reside: hunting, art, music, ...
- Pewter figure collection
- Historic weapons
- Annual special exhibition
Civil and ecclesiastical wedding.
The civil ceremony takes place in the painting hall of the stronghold, an elongated hall that unfolds a particularly sublime effect through the picture gallery of DDD. Udo Illig. The church wedding ceremony is held in the late Gothic castle chapel "Holy Mary from Snow" in the stronghold. For the subsequent agape or wedding table, the castle restaurant offers a special cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere.
Phone: +43 3322 42579
The castle restaurant offers exceptional knight's dinners with medieval costumes, historical music, cupbearers and a knightly meal tournament, where you feel kidnapped in a long gone era. The "mercenary meal", the "noblemen meal" and for the youngest the "squire meal" are also among the highlights. In the wine shop carefully selected top wines from the best wine regions of Burgenland are offered for tasting.
Phone: +43 3322 42579
Contact & Info
Exhibition office Burg Güssing
A 7540 Güssing
Phone: +43 3322 43400
from 15th March to 17th November, 2019
All Saints 1st of November closed!
Tuesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm
ATTENTION: Open Monday, when in the season a public holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday
Adults € 7.50
Senior € 6,00
Pupils, apprentices, students, presence / civil servants € 4,00
Family ticket € 17,00
Group from 10 persons:
Adults € 6.00
Senior € 5.50
Pupils, apprentices, students, presence / civil servants € 3.50
Guided tours by appointment € 2.00
per person, min. € 20,00
Ascent € 2.00
Descent € 2,00