Kreuzenstein Castle
Kreuzenstein Castle
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Fern
Glasgow, UK574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
this place feels like such a fairytale!! we visited here in the morning before we were visiting nearby vienna and am so glad we took the time out to visit. the tour we had was in german, we don't speak german but still had a great time, tour was about exactly 1 hour. i don't think they do tours in english as there was only a few options and english wasn't one of them. it was no problem though, pretty self explanatory what you are looking at. you aren't allowed to take photos once inside but photos of the exterior and courtyard are allowed. there is toilets here and a small cafe place. you can't buy tickets online but if you look up their facebook it will give you the tour times, just queue outside the castle gate along the bridge and they will let you in to buy tickets just before the tour starts :)
Written June 28, 2023
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Alex Bob
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
12-th century Castle looks like it was never touched since that century . I think it's a must visit place if you are around this area and for all castle lovers. Take a look at one of my photos added to this post.
Written January 15, 2020
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melbgirl123
Melbourne, Australia749 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Yes this castle looks very pretty externally but it was hard to get to by public transport and not safe for solo girl traveller. See below for my detailed description and problems with taking public transport there.

How to get to Burg Kreuzenstein by public transport:
Firstly take metro to end of the line Floridsdorf Station. Then change to surburban OBB trains to Leobendorf-Kreuzenstein station. You will have to buy extra ticket for 6.6 euros return trip on top of the usual Vienna travel card as this is outside the zone. The train only runs every 30 minutes to this station. At the station you get off at the station car park and walk into town from there. Around 10 minutes to walk into the area in town where you see sign pointing up the mountain to the castle. From here it is a steep 15 minutes power walk through the woods to the mountain. This is not a safe walk for a single girl there was absolutely no on in the woods when I walked there or back. I could be killed and no one would know. There was a dead rat on the path too. The train arrived at station at 10:35 and I got up to the castle at 11am to see them shut the door. Once they shut the door it remains shut for 1 hour until the next tour and there is absolutely nothing up at the castle except a small drinks kiosk which doesn't even sell souvenirs so there is nothing for you to do for 1 hour if you miss their entry time. As it was my last day in Austria and I had plans to visit Hermesvilla that same day I did not have 1 hour to waste waiting for them to open the door so I left.

The 25 minutes walk from train station to castle is power walking and mostly uphill through the woods. I do not think it is worth the walk to see the castle and all that travel time too. Unless you have car I don't recommend visiting this castle.
Written October 8, 2018
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starconnection
Kyiv, Ukraine136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Our visit to this castle was a mixed bag of sheer delight and total disappointment.

The castle is located in about 30 min drive from Vienna, on a high hill surrounded by a forest. It looks absolutely stunning from the outside - a genuine medieval castle. When we arrived to the main entrance and bought tickets we learned that admission is allowed with guided tours only. We were asked about our language preference. Despite telling the lady at the ticket office that we prefer English we were put into German speaking tour. I speak German and thought i could translate the tour for my husband so we thought it would be a minor inconvenience. However the guide was speaking some weird Austrian dialect so we basically missed the whole "guided tour" thing just following the rest of the group through the tour.
The castle itself was great. All the premises were kept in perfect condition and it seemed that the inhabitants of the castle just stepped out of the room for a while and will be back at any moment. The real jewel was the armory - with a number of weapons and armor, all in excellent condition.
And here we come again to the terrible organization of the whole experience - the guide seemed to be worried only about finishing the tour as soon as possible. He was speeding everyone and rushing through the rooms so if one was interested in certain part of the castle it was literally not possible to stay in a room even for a little longer. Very disappointing.
Another annoying thing was that no photographs were allowed in the castle. Why? No idea. It's not that the flashlight of the camera can damage the stone walls or anything. But every time someone raised the camera or his/her phone to make a picture either the guide or one of the local staff which was always wandering around would shout and try to stop taking photos in quite a rude manner. When my husband raised his camera to take just one picture of the inner yard an angry old lady nearly jumped on him trying to cover the camera with her hands.
The whole tour was shy of one hour long which is definitely not enough to see and enjoy everything this castle has to offer.
Overall if you're a fan of medieval times this castle is a must-visit place. Just be prepared to be confronted with rudeness of the staff and stupid pointless restrictions.
Written May 30, 2017
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samreyns
Reading, UK206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We took the train from Vienna to the closest station to the castle (Leobendorf-Burg - around €10 from Wien Hauptbahnhof) and walked up to the castle. The walk is easy but is uphill and quite steep in parts if you are unfit like me. We also had the unfortunate weather against us and the path was quite muddy and slippery, so if it’s raining or been raining make sure you wear good solid shoes. The walk would definitely be better in summer when it is not raining! The walk is worth it for the castle, it is stunning nestled in the Austrian woodland and makes for a great photo opportunity. We did the tour which is €10 and had a sheet of an English description although could have been slightly more detailed is enough if you know some about the time and history and are happy to just experience the incredible insides of the castle. The tour is on the hour from 11-3 in the summer. Google is your friend if you need it! If you’re looking for an easy unique half day trip from Vienna this is top of the list.
Written May 29, 2019
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Madhu A
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
The tour was completely in local language and no option of english. We were not allowed to explain to kids what we were seeing. Even in a hunting room full of animals kids were shushed.... It was boring since we didn't understand and were not allowed to leave the room... It wanted it to be over within first 10 minutes
Written September 28, 2019
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Jeannine W
87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Kreuzenstein castle is stunning! Worth the entry fee with great tour guides and lots of interesting stuff ! We will definitley revisit the castle! I'd recommend eating in the village rather than eating at the tavern which does not belong to the castle. Up on the mountain you do also have a great view!
Written May 13, 2017
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Monika K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We arrived at 13:00, upon which the castle was closed and only stated that the next guided tour would be at 14:00, but tickets could only be bought behind the castle door, which was locked. We ate at the tavern (food was pretty good) and were back at the castle door at 13:55. The doors where open, but upon asking for tickets for for guided 14:00 tour at the cash register, we were told that tickets were sold out and that we had to wait for the 15:00 tour. Tickets for that tour would only be sold "whenever the castle doors open again before the 15:00 tour". We proceeded to walk around in the small entry part of the castle for another 5 minutes, before being ushered outside because the doors had to be closed again.

We proceeded to walk around the castle, coming past the birds of pray show section, which was also hidden behind stone walls and a large iron gate, all of which clearly stated that an alarm system was present and that the property was guarded by guard dogs. When an exasperated child knocked on the door a very annoyed woman opened the door to peak through, but with safety in place. She told them to come back whenever the door would be open closer to the 15:00 show, but refused to state a specific time.

All in all the castle is beautiful from the outside, the bird show and the castle are well guarded and all 4 of us never felt this unwelcome at any tourist attraction in our lives. Had been there about 7 years prior, but the management must have changed completely.
Written August 20, 2016
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KENLIMSC
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
a rather small but beautiful castle. Most of the items are in it original state accordingly to the castle guide. I especially like the armory room where you can see all the original spears, swords and armor that the solider / knight used. The caste tour was conducted by a castle guide where she will bring us around the castle and provide a very interesting and presentation of the castle history. However the presentation was in German. As I do not understand Germany, we were given a 4 pages english write up of the history of the castle. When we ask her some question in English, the guide is able to understand and explain to us. It would be great if she could give us a very brief or short explanation of each station in English to cater for tourist like myself.
Written June 5, 2019
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Sarichan
Salzburg475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We walked from the nearest train station which took us about 40 min.

You can visit inside the castle with a tour guide who explains you about the castle and its history. It was very interesting! To our regret we were not allowed to take pictures inside the castle but you can purchase a small booklet. In the yard you may take pictures.

There is a restaurant at the exit and you can enjoy good austrian food there.
Written June 4, 2019
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