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.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
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Burg Nr. 48
April-6 October: 9 am-6 pm
7 October-March:10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
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
fax 08677 878828
House of Photography –
Dr. Robert-Gerlich- Museum (belonging to the Town of Burghausen)
fax 08677 911127
Bus to "Ludwigsberg"
Parking spaces available
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