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Garden Castle Herberstein
Between knight's and roses.
Powerful rulers.

The "Garden Castle Herberstein" is located in the municipality of Stubenberg near the wildlife park Herberstein. The fortified castle stands high on an east-west-facing rock, is not visible from distance and very difficult to access. The oldest parts comes from the end of the 13th century. In the middle of the 16th century, it has been transformed into a residential building with Renaissance elements and expanded. Now, 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. More than a dozen castles and palaces from Istria to Bohemia, from Carinthia to Silesia made the Herberstein's a leading power in Europe.
Blooming Fairytales in the Garden Castle
Today, the "Garden Castle Herberstein" still serves the Herberstein family as a residential and administrative seat. And it is not without a reason that this place is called "Garden Castle". Sprout, trail, bloom, smell, thrive - the castle's important gardens date back to the 16th century, are inseparable linked to this place and invite you to stroll and be astonished.

Garden tours.
Fragrant tour of the historical Garden. During a relaxing walk through the flowers on the garden ground you will learn interesting facts about the history of European garden culture starting from the Middle Ages till today.

For groups of 15 persons, by appointment
Price: 3,50 € excl. Admission Duration: 45 minutes
Registration under: 03176/88 250

Wildlife park
Experience: Africa - "Simba World"
Experience and discover more than 130 animal species from all over the world in the "Wildlife park Herberstein" and enjoy the extensive park grounds. Johann Maximilian I, Freiherr zu Herberstein, brought the first animals from Italy in the 17th century, which mostly were fallow deer. The private zoo was first opened to the public in the 20th century. Today the "Wildlife park Herberstein" is a in the possession of the styrian state and according to scientific results, managed zoo with many '' exotic '' animals.
Gironcoli Museum
The sculptures of the craver Bruno Gironcoli create an extraordinary ambience for special occasions on a area of 2,000 m2. The adjoining open space at the historic defensive wall is used as a sculpture terrace, which is often utilised for open-air events. The 400-year-old roof truss is in strong contrast to the works of Gironcoli.

Floral fairy tales on your weddings.
Celebrate direct in the castle on the arcades and in the halls, in the private castle garden, with the noise of the Feistritz river and the scent of numerous roses or in the elegant castle salon. Herberstein is the ideal place for a real fairytale wedding. Romantic gardens, an in-house chapel and a spacious castle with a courtyard in real Italian style, as well as an idyllic country estate provide the setting for the most beautiful day in life.
Contact & Info
Garten Castle Herberstein
8222 St. Johann bei Herberstein, Buchberg 1
Phone: +43 3176 8825-0

Opening hours:
22th March -  30th April
daily from 10am - 4pm
Stay in the park until 5pm

1st May - 30th September
daily from 9am - 5pm
Stay in the park until 6.30pm

1st October - 3rd November
daily from 10am - 4pm
Stay in the park until 5pm

Castle tours daily at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

04th November - 18th March
From Thursday to Sunday and public holidays from 10am - 3.30pm
Stay in the park until 4pm
The castle tours are in this time from Thursday to Sunday at 1pm and 2pm clock.
Entrance fees for the winter are:
Adults EUR 11.00
Children EUR 7.00

Exclusive guided tours for groups over 20 persons are also bookable outside of the normal times.
Price: 4,00 € Children: 3,00 €

(valid from 21st March 2019)

Individual prices:
Adults: 17,00 €
Child (4 - 15 years): 8,50 €
Seniors (from 60 years): 15,00 €
Students (up to 26 years): 15,00 €
Teenagers (16-18 years): 10.00 €

Family rates:
Whether mom, dad, grandpa or grandma ... it does not matter to us!
Reduced admission from 1 adult and 1 child!

1 adult + 1 child (4-15 years): 23,50 €
2 adults + 1 child (4-15 years): 39.50 €
2 adults + 2 children (4-15 years): 47,00 €
each additional child (4-15 years): € 7.50

Group rates:
Adults (from 20 persons): 15,00 €
Children (4 - 15 years, from 15 persons): 6,50 €
Seniors, students, teenager (from 20 persons): € 14,00 €
Castle guided tours for groups:
Adults: 4.00 € Children: 3.50 €

We are happy to create your individual group program, please contact us!

Our admission prices include:
Castle tour, Historical Garden, Gironcoli Museum, current exhibitions in the "Art house Herberstein", circular walk through the so-called "Feistritzklamm", Wildlife park Herberstein;
Garten Castle Herberstein
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