Burg Liechtenstein
Burg Liechtenstein
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Liechtenstein Castle, situated on the southern edge of the Vienna Woods, family seat of the Prince of Liechtenstein, is not a museum in the traditional sense, but a while steeped in history, but also very lively place, which annually attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. In addition to substantial parts of the Romanesque castle from the year 1130 to make numerous pieces of furniture, such as weapons, furniture and beamed ceiling, reliefs and the chapel, as well as one of the most beautiful views over Vienna, the castle, to a year-round attractive cultural institution. The present castle was built in 19th Century restored house of Liechtenstein and is still located in their property. She served nearly 200 years (1130-1295) as a temporary residence of the family, and embodies a family history 900 years. Moreover, it has in the last decades of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century served as a museum of the Castle family. We are looking forward to your visit!
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,561 contributions
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Dec 2020
Due to lock down have passed by this great castle as it is not far and i often walk this route. The castle itself was closed due to the lock down. Was very impressive this cold day, from far looks small but is actually very big and high and you can see it from different angles. It is a great walk through the forest to the town and you nice views of it. It is on the top of hill and there is a parking close by. It is about 30 minutes drive from Vienna. There are some dog an children playgrounds around as well place to rest.
Written December 29, 2020
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Poirot25
Zagreb, Croatia31 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
Really nice experience, so cool to see a castle from the middle ages and feel as if the time stood still there and you could see everything as is. The castle can only be see via a tour, they provide both English and German speaking tours. The lady that was our guide was very nice. The tour is quick, around 40-45 minutes.
Written March 18, 2024
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MartinSpoon
Edinburgh, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Burg Liechtenstein is a small but dramatic castle just outside of Vienna. Visits are by guided tour only, and leave on the hour. Our tour guide seemed happy to pick the appropriate language for the tour as required, although I suspect that is most often German or English. The tour lasts about 50 minutes, and you see most of the castle, with some excellent views from the top. Our tour guide, Laurence, was new to the job but we thought he was very good, especially as made great effort to describe the castle in different periods throughout its long history. There are toilets on site and a basic shop, but don't expect to get lunch or a meal there. We enjoyed eating our packed lunch in the lovely parkland surrounding the castle.

If going via public transport, travel to the Castle can be a little daunting, however Vienna has an excellent integrated transport system known as VOR which makes the experience less painful. If you have data access on your phone, the iPhone VOR app is brilliant (it's in German but as long as you know the place names of where you are going it's easy enough to figure out). Travel from Vienna to the castle requires two zones on the VOR (€4.40 each way at time of writing), we found the 4-strip ticket to be a convenient way to do this (2 strips for each zone). To avoid any long walks, you need to catch the 262 bus outside Mödling train station going in the direction of Gießhübl Föhrenberge and get off the stop called 'Siedlungsstraße' (our bus had a display telling you the name of the next stop). The castle isn't well signed from the main road, so from here, you can either walk a little further up the road to a car park and then follow a pedestrian path on your left between the road and the car park, or go a little back down the road and look out for an opening in the trees with a path leading up the hill. The castle is big enough that you should be able to spot it and walk towards it soon enough! The entrance to the castle itself is round the side and up a slope, again, not very well signed. Be warned, the 262 has a few route variations, the one you want only runs once an hour so make sure you get the right one, unfortunately ours ran a little late and we just missed a tour so we had to wait an hour for the next one to start. If that all sounds like too much, get a taxi from Mödling train station - it'll take 5-10 minutes (although you might need to arrange to get one back as well!)
Written July 4, 2015
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Malarchy
Maseru, Lesotho809 contributions
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May 2012 • Friends
Burg Liechtenstein is located just south of Vienna in Maria Enzersdorf next to Mödling. It is still owned by the Liechtensteins giving it a comforting association with one of the most successful noble families of Europe. Burg Liechtenstein is very scenic especially when viewed from the trail towards the castle as it rises above the trees of this part of the Wienerwald. It is not the largest or most impressive of castles but is certainly nice enough.

Free car parking is ample, located about 5 minutes walk away from the castle. It is reasonably sign posted but only when relatively close by. The spot is very popular with hikers and cyclists as part of various Wienerwald trails. There are a couple of Wanderwege that pass through and by the castle. Perhaps the most interesting view of the castle comes from the meadow on the north side as the stone from the hill the castle was constructed upon is clearly visible.

The castle itself has a relatively interesting history and tours are available. Tours are presumably mainly in German but a good standard of English tour is also available. No pictures are permitted inside the castle which is an annoying feature of Viennese grand buildings. Pictures are permitted on the viewing balcony that looks over Vienna. The view from the balcony is good.

The tour was very well delivered and was interesting. There are a couple dozen steps all told so it is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. The tour has a couple of points that keep children interested, in particular the sword and chainmail to be handled but also some period clothing to see.

The tour offers a description of the construction of the castle and it seems that many of the interesting features were bought and added rather than being originals. That there are original periods tracing back 800 years though is of most interest.

Nearby Burg Liechtenstein is a children's play area so there is something extra for the children to do without charge. As this is part of the Wienerwald there is also the opportunity for some walking.

In a country with such spectacular castles, Burg Liechtenstein is not likely to rise to the top of the list but it is a perfectly fine attraction and on a sunny day the view of it from the approach is somewhat cinematic.
Written June 1, 2012
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BCordray
Frankfurt, Germany192 contributions
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Jun 2013 • Family
As a young man in 1991, I visited Burg Liechtenstein for the first time with a group of friends. After paying our entrance fee, we were basically set loose inside the castle and allowed to explore the various rooms, corridors, towers and even the dungeon on our own. Because there were hardly any other tourists that day, we turned the outing into the best game of "hide-and-seek" / capture the flag ever. Oh, how I miss those times of innocence and fun! Today the castle looks essentially the same on the outside as it did in the early 1990s, however much of the insides are now off-limits to the public and you are required to participate in a guided tour. Compared to what you were once allowed to visit, these days you are limited in what you can see inside the castle and frankly, some of the most interesting areas are not included in the tour! Even more frustrating, current policy forbids any photography or video filming once you enter the building. The only exceptions are from the terraces overlooking Vienna and the countryside and they are breathtaking views indeed. On the positive side, our tour guide was fairly knowledgable about the castle, its history and its aristocratic owners. That's something you don't get if you are on your own and don't have a guide book. Our guide did struggle somewhat when asked specific questions, but one cannot expect her to know everything. In fairness, the castle's current management group has furnished the rooms with artwork and historical objects that provide you with a better understanding of how medieval life would have been. Naturally, with these beautiful items on display, you would not want visitors running around unsupervised inside the castle! Nevertheless, it is a shame that so much of what once made the castle so charming has now been cordoned off to the public. One final note: While our children (ages 11, 10, 8, and 6) did learn a few interesting facts and will surely appreciate some day the chance they had to march down the halls of a medieval castle, the tour itself is not geared for young families. After the first room or so, our kids' attention began to wane and the younger two were soon eager to get back outside. Granted, the castle does offer specially-tailored activities for kids, but if you don't plan ahead, you will likely miss them. All in all, Burg Liechtenstein is a well-preserved castle, but in light of the many other more spectacular and family-friendly sites in and around Vienna, I would NOT recommend committing the time and money to make the trek out to Mödling... Not unless they opened it up again for hide-and-seek...
Written July 27, 2013
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Jonathan S
Occidental, CA148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you aren't driving yourself, getting here can be a slight challenge, but I found it well worth the effort.

First some notes about getting there on public transport... feel free to skip to the next paragraph if you don't need this particular information. Just outside the Vienna travel zone, it requires a ticket apart from the normal Vienna 24-hour (etc) public transport tickets. (My day ticket for this cost 10.40 Euros to take the S train to Modling Station, which also includes a return the same day to any central Vienna station. I left from Meidling and returned to Mitte, for example) The train takes roughly 30 minutes depending on exactly which Vienna station you use. From Modling, there is a bus towards the castle, but the times are pretty infrequent, so I just opted to walk the entire way... around 4km according to Google maps. About half this is walking through or around town, and the second half is along Johanesstrasse. It's mostly uphill, but not too steep for the most part. It took me about 45 minutes start to finish. One thing I learned upon leaving, is that the walking route on Google maps is still geared towards cars and actually takes you toward the car park which is unnecessary and adds just under 10 minutes to the walk. After leaving town on Johanesstrasse, the foot path will only be on the right hand side of the road. You will eventually see a bus stop across the road with a cross walk. Two small side streets will also form an intersection here on the side of the road you're walking on. Take the crosswalk and follow the footpath away from the road past the bus stop (Google will show this as a dead end side street), which actually continues to loop directly to the castle and save the steepest part of the road and then the driveway to the parking area. It also shaves a good 7 minutes off the "recommended" walking route!

Anyway, the castle! They offer guided tours each hour for 10 Euros. (It is also free with the Vienna Pass, and the only way I learned about this place to begin with.) The tours are in German, but the guide will also do and English summary at the end of each talking point. The castle and its history are very interesting and the tour is extremely informative, even if you only get the English bits. Because it is still considered a royal residence, photos of the interiors are not allowed, but you can take some impressive pictures from a couple balconies along the tour route. The views from the castle are stunning and on good days you can see all of Vienna and its skyline spread beneath you.

If you find yourself with some extra time, this is a very nice break from the city crowds, and definitely worth a visit!
Written August 26, 2019
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Cheryl G
Pasadena, CA238 contributions
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Nov 2017 • Friends
Burg Liechtenstein is a lovely 12th century castle about an hour outside the city of Vienna. It is definitely worth a visit! The grounds/ woods are extensive and the castle itself is wonderful. You can only see the castle by tour; which are held hourly during spring/ summer and 4 times a day during fall/ winter. Check the schedule before you go.
Written November 5, 2017
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Kat Z
Helsinki, Finland4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
From Vienna, took the S1 train to Mödling from Hauptbanhof. From there it was a pleasant 2-3km walk uphill (light exercise compared to walking around Schönbrunn all day) to Burg Liechtenstein. We found an entrance to the park by following directions from some locals doing nordic walking. It was very satisfying to come out of the forest (5-10 minutes into the park) and find the castle right in front of us. Tours start at the beginning of every hour. We had 30 minutes to burn, so we ate a light snack and took a walk around the castle. The castle is definitely most picturesque from the north! Once inside, there were just under 30 visitors that showed up for the tour. My companion and I were the only non-German speaking visitors there, so I was prepared to have little to no English spoken to us. However, our tour guide was graciously considerate of us and always made sure to address us as well throughout the tour. This was sometimes tricky as the rooms and passageways can get cramped with 30 odd people (including a few boisterous children), but she never once failed to find us in the crowd and explain bits to us, either while the rest of the group were exploring the balcony or rooms, or walking with us to the next point of interest. Somehow, she even found time to answer some of our questions.
I saw that some reviews criticised her English, but I think they're rather harsh. Insofar as we could see, she was the only one doing the hourly tours and she often switched rapidly between German and English. I commend her skills (they are by far better than anything I could do!) and it was only natural that, on a few occasions, she got tongue-tied from the language transition.
The castle itself is relatively small and humble compared to the castles of Bavaria, but is perhaps one of the few where you can actually imagine everyday living in. All in all, a nice afternoon getaway just outside Vienna!
Written August 3, 2014
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EDLichtenstein
Wynnewood, PA313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
If you are visiting the Vienna Woods, you need to stop here. It is an ancestral home of the Liechtenstein royal family, and although much of the castle has been reconstructed it is very beautiful on the inside. Because it is so narrow a castle, the rooms and staircases are somewhat more interesting than in larger castles.

Be sure to walk around the path outside. The views from the parking lot and from the opposite side are very different. And the walk won't take long. I think the best pictures can be had from the bend in the road on the approach. You'll know where I'm talking about as you drive up.

Don't bother with strollers, carry the kids if you have them.

You are also very close to the Seegrotte, which I would also recommend you visit.
Written January 7, 2015
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tamasviktor
Budapest, Hungary673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Very nice Fortress, but photography is prohibited in the interiors :( English and German guide every hour. The castle tour lasts about 50 Minutes. Adult: 7 Euro.
Written October 31, 2013
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