The impregnable fortress on the mighty basalt rock.
The Riegersburg is first documented in 1138. The impressive basalt rock on which the castle was built was populated already 6000 years ago. With its extensive fortifications, the largest Baroque castle in Styria, was rightly often considered the strongest fortress in the west and could never be conquered. Even though the fortress was weakened by plague and famine between 1469 and 1490, it withstood all attacks by the Turks and Hungarians.
Elisabeth Katharina baroness of Galler (* c. 1607, † 1672) inherited the Riegesburg in 1648. She went down in history as the most dazzling owner. The so-called "bad Liesel" was married three times (she divorced her third husband!) and was in conflict with numerous secular and spiritual neighbors.
In 1822, the Riegersburg succeeded in the ownership of the Princely House of Liechtenstein, which saved the 1945 destroyed castle from ruin.
Lately the castle has been extensively renovated and an inclined elevator has been installed. Today it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Styria. The changing exhibitions on witch hunting, weapons and castle life are always worth the climb. Also for culinary delights in the new castle tavern is installed. Birdwatchers, climbing path and regularly organized knight festivals offer a special experience.
Bird of prey observatory
Experience up close. Breathtaking air shows in the "birds of prey observatory". Professional falconers present the fascinating world of eagles, hawks and kites. The kings of the skies in daring flight maneuvers.
Join in yourself. Lively tours of the castle museums. Look an touch the weapons of noble knights. Witches are standing in front of the judgment. Many fabulous stories about the castle and its illustrious inhabitants.
Climbing path & Climbing park
Feel the thrill in our climbing and adventure park. Teambuilding at dizzying heights. Conquer the "Veste Riegersburg" over the "Leopold climbing path". Always in the safe hands of professional coaches.
The castle family
Since 1822 the "Veste Riegersburg" is owned by the Liechtenstein family. In recent years, the 10,000 square meters of roof area have been renewed, the three-kilometer defensive wall was renovated and the illumination of the castle and the castle path were installed. In addition, there are the organization and supply of the affiliated companies such as the castle tavern and souvenir shop, and since 2003 the inclined elevator. Since 2014, Emanuel of Liechtenstein has been responsible for the preservation and active design of the castle, the symbol of Styria.
Contact & Info
8333 Riegersburg 21
Castle entry: +43 3153 8213-1
Castle tavern: +43 3153 8213-2
April & October daily from 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
May - September daily from 9am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
The inclined elevator:
April & October daily from 10am - 6pm (last descent)
May - September daily from 9am - 6pm (last descent)
Ascent & descent, lift and footpath
Adults € 6.00
Children € 3.00 (6-15 years)
Families € 14,00 (2 adults + children)
Ascent & descent, castle with museums
Adults € 19,00
Children € 11,00 (6-15 years)
Families € 45,00 (2 adults + children)
Ascent & descent, castle with museums u. falcon show
Adults € 28,00
Children € 15,00 (6-15 years)
Families € 67,00 (2 adults + children)
(Surcharge per museum)
Adults € 3.00
Children € 2,00 (6-15 years)
Families € 7,00 (2 adults + children)
Discounts and group rates
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