Burghausen Castle, with almost all of its medieval fortifications still intact, extends over a length of more than 1000 metres and is one of the largest castle complexes in the world. From 1255 on it was the second residence of the dukes of Lower Bavarian and the court of their consorts.
In the late Middle Ages Duke Georg der Reiche (George the Rich) turned the castle with its six courtyards into the strongest fortress in the country. In the historic Great Hall (Palas) are the ducal apartments and the castle chapel dedicated to St Elisabeth. The State Gallery has a collection of late Gothic panel paintings and a monumental picture cycle illustrating the history of Bavaria.
There is a magnificent view of the surroundings from the viewing platform on the roof.
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Torwartstube (Porter's Lodge)
Dürnitz (Knights' Hall)
Gotische Halle (Gothic Hall)
Elisabethkapelle (St Elisabeth's Chapel)
Hedwigskapelle (St Hedwig's Chapel)
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Burg Nr. 48
(0 86 77) 46 59
fax (0 86 77) 6 56 74
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March:10 am-4 pm
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Renovation of the castle bridges until spring 2015
The three bridges of Burghausen Castle are currently being comprehensively renovated and are thus being closed one after the other. Visitors will then only be able to cross the moat on provisional footbridges and cars cannot drive over the bridges while the work is in progress. The State Castle Museum is however still open every day.
No regular guided tours
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
Rooms only accessible via staircase; castle court in the main accessible; access from the town via steep ways and steps
Historical Town Museum
tel (0 86 77) 6 51 98
fax (0 86 77) 87 88 28
closed until summer 2014
House of Photography –
Dr. Robert-Gerlich- Museum (belonging to the Town of Burghausen)
tel (0 86 77) 47 34
fax (0 86 77) 91 11 27
Tel. (0 86 77) 8 77-3 40
Bus to the castle
Parking spaces available
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