Object description:

Trausnitz Castle – Landshut

Picture: Trausnitz Castle

The ancestral castle of the Wittelsbachs, founded in 1204, was their residence as dukes of Lower Bavaria from 1255-1503 and their court when the Wittelsbachs became the hereditary rulers of the whole of Bavaria.

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Narrentreppe (Fools' Staircase)

The impressive fortifications, the high Wittelsbach Tower and the castle chapel with valuable altars and sculptures are medieval in origin, while the arcades in the castle courtyard, the Commedia dell'arte paintings decorating the famous Narrentreppe (Fools' Staircase) and the rooms complete with tiled stoves, furniture and tapestries date from the Renaissance.

The Kunst- und Wunderkammer (Chamber of Art and Curiosities), a branch of the Bavarian National Museum, is a collection of 750 exhibits including works of art, treasures from the Orient and curiosities typical of the collections owned by rulers in the Renaissance era.

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Further information and tips for visitors can be found at


Burg Trausnitz 168
84036 Landshut
Telefon 0871 92411-0
Infoline 0871 92411-44

Opening hours

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

General information on opening times and admission fees

Guided tours

Currently, the rooms of Trausnitz Castle can be visited without a guided tour.

From 1 August 2022:
Monday to Saturday: Visit only with a guided tour (in German; every half hour)
Sunday/holiday: No tours; visitors can go around on their own

In the Kunst- und Wunderkammer (Chamber of Art and Curiosities) there are no regular guided tours.

Admission fees 2022

Trausnitz Castle (including the Chamber of Art and Curiosities):
5.50 euros regular
4.50 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-trausnitz.de

Museums under different administration:

Kunst- und Wunderkammer (Chamber of Art and Curiosities; Branch of the Bavarian National Museum)



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Restaurant & Bar
Telefon 0871 96622977

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus number 7 or 7A from "Altstadt" to "Kalcherstraße" (way to the castle: c. 1 km); additional stop on demand from March to October at "Hofgartenparkplatz"

Parking space:

100 car parking spaces, 4 bus parking spaces available at "Hofgartenparkplatz" (way to the castle: around 800 m)

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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