Burghausen Castle

Picture: Burghausen Castle

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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Further information and tips for visitors can be found at

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Object information:


Burg Nr. 48
84489 Burghausen
Telephone 08677 4659

Opening hours

April-4 October: 9 am-6 pm
5 October-March:10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission charges

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Rooms only accessible via  staircase; castle court in the main accessible; access from the town via steep ways and steps 

Museums under different administration:

Historical Town Museum
telephone 08677 65198

House of Photography –
Dr. Robert-Gerlich-Museum (belonging to the Town of Burghausen)
telephone 08677 4734



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Telefon 08677 877-340

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Ludwigsberg"

Parking space:

Parking spaces available

Responsible administrative office

Burgverwaltung Landshut
Burg Trausnitz 168
84036 Landshut
Telefon 0871 92411-0
Infoline 0871 92411-44
Fax 0871 92411-40
burgverwaltung.landshut@ bsv.bayern.de

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