Learning in the "Peace Castle".
Schlaining Castle, near the town of Oberwart, is located at a former strategically important point, at the intersection of several trade routes of Steinamanger (HU), Graz, Wiener Neustadt and Ödenburg. The name "Schlaining", which referred to the castle at that time, is first mentioned in 1271 as "castrum Zloynuk". In 1271, the castle was owned by the Counts of Güssing. In the 15th century Andreas Baumkircher acquired the fortress. His name can be found today in many legends of the region - the so-called "Baumkircher feud" (1469-1471) against Emperor Frederick III finally led to Baumkirchers execution in Graz. In the mid of the 16th century, the castle came into the stately possession of the Batthyány family.
Since 1980, the castle belongs to the province of Burgenland, is furnished as a museum and also offers several seminar and conference rooms. In 1983, the center of the "Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)" was established in Burg Schlaining. The ASPR sees itself as a place of respectful encounter and learning together.
A place of peace
1st April to 15th November 2019
All Saints' Day, closed on the 1st November
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
Tue. - Sun.: 9am - 5pm (4pm last admission)
Guided tours only by appointment!
The castle is closed from January 2020 to Summer 2021 for renovation work!!
Adult / single € 9,00
Pensioners & Adult group (from 10 persons) € 6.00
Discount card € 4,50
(Pupils, students, apprentices, handicapped persons, civil servants, youth under 18 years)
Students in the Class Association € 4.00
Family € 18,00 (families and children up to 16 years)
Surcharge for guidance:
Adults € 2.50
Student € 1,50
Violence - Conflict - Peace
Artistic, scientific and pedagogical concepts for the emergence of a global peace consciousness. Based on the Burgenland provincial exhibition "War or Peace" in the year 2000, the European Museum of Peace has systematically expanded its collection to enable visitors of all ages to engage with the subject, as we believe that peace work can be found at all social and political levels all over the world. It can and must be achieved.
From the feud system to the jurisdiction (exhibition in the castle tower)
The beginnings of our legal system in the Middle Ages are mainly known due to the drastic punishments. The power of the respective rulers - the ecclesiastical as well as the secular - was enforced with the utmost brutality.
From the experience of war to the practice of peace (New permanent exhibition)
Embark on a journey to the jewish Schlaining, get to know Austrian peace thinkers and follow the footsteps of the "Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)" all ouver the World.
Folklore collection Ludwig Toth
Work and living around 1900
The collection Ludwig Toth to the subject folklore of the district Oberwart illustrates the close interaction of crafts, peasant sideline and family in a small space. The collection itself is the largest, most extensive and thematically closed of this kind in Burgenland.
Living and dying in the 15th century
On the 23rd April 1471 Andreas Baumkircher was despite the promise from Emperor Friedrich III. for free escort, without interrogation and without trial, executed with the sword in Graz. Only nine years earlier, in 1462, he was given the right by the same emperor to found the city of Schlaining.
Special exhibition "Open spaces"
From Wednesday, 1st May 2019, the special exhibition "Open spaces", abstract paintings by Claudia Jäger, can be visited at Burg Schlaining.
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