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Tickets for Forchtenstein Castle: Guided Tour + Weapons Collection

Explore the Esterházy princes's mighty mountain fortress, which survived the Turkish invasion in 1529 and the Thirty Year's War unscathed.

Forchtenstein Castle's extensive weapons collection features countless armaments from the 16th century and the Thirty Years' War, and this new exhibition shows what life was really like for the soldiers that served this prestigious family. Surround yourself with medieval history and take a guided tour through this historic castle.

The looming castle sitting beneath the Rosaliengebirge mountains is one of the most important symbols of Burgenland. Built in the early 14th century, Forchtenstein Castle withstood the Turkish invasion of Vienna of 1529, and in 1622 came into the possession of the Counts Esterházy, who completely rebuilt it.

The armory alone is worth the trip (unless you were trying to storm the castle, in which case the array of muskets, helmets, halberds, crossbows, cannonballs and hand grenades might make you reconsider). With such an impressive display of weaponry, it's no wonder nobody could ever take Forchtenstein Castle!

The Grenades, Flags, Grenadiers exhibition covers ten fascinating rooms, and teaches you all about life in the Esterházy uniform, and introduces you to the fearsome weapons and equipment which defended their rule.

With free guided tours (in German and Hungarian, with an English info booklet), the castle's secrets are just waiting to be discovered!

Tour Availability

  • 5 January - 31 March (German only): Friday - Sunday 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00
  • 1 April - 1 November: German 10:30, 13:30 & 16:45, Hungarian 11:00, 13:15 & 16:15
  • 2 November - 20 December (German only): Friday - Sunday 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00

Additional Information 

  • No pets allowed onsite
  • Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
N/A
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get

Includes

  • Guided tour of Forchtenstein Castle and the Weapons Collection in German or Hungarian with English

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed or mobile copy of your voucher at the location

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly 

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given 

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

By car: Take the A2/A3 to Eisenstadt, then continue on the S31 to Forchtenstein

Bus: from Vienna Südtirolerplatz to Forchtenstein

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$21.00
Age 16 and Above
Youth
$16.00
Age 5 to 15, high school and university students with a valid student ID

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