Object description:

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.

Castle Museum in the ‘Palas’

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Castle chapel St Elisabeth

In the Princes’ Building, or ‘Palas’, visitors can view the mediaeval apartments of the Lower Bavarian Dukes. The rooms with their mighty beamed ceilings are appointed in the style of a prince’s apartment at the beginning of the 16th century, with typical furniture, tapestries, paintings, sculptures and weapons on display. The castle chapel, dedicated to St Elisabeth and a donation of Heinrich XIII, was fitted with a Late Gothic vaulted ceiling under Georg the Rich.

A branch of the Bavarian State Collection of Paintings shows late Gothic paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries. Six monumental paintings from a cycle on the history of the Bavarian Dukes, painted by Hans Werl after 1600 are one of the attractions of the museum. A selection of late mediaeval sculptures rounds off the exhibition.The viewing platform on the roof offers a unique panorama of the entire castle complex and the surrounding countryside.

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Further information and tips for visitors can be found at


Burg Nr. 48
84489 Burghausen
Telephone 08677 4659

Opening hours

State Castle Museum in the main castle (with State Gallery):
April-3 October: 9 am-6 pm
4 October-March:10 am-4 pm
open daily

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

The castle grounds are accessible to visitors at all times (exception: special events).

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Admission fees 2022

State Castle Museum in the main castle (with State Gallery):
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.burg-burghausen.de

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

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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