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A warm welcome

A warm welcome

Aggstein sits high above the Danube, with a fantastic view of the World Cultural Heritage site of Wachau – and it is no coincidence that it is Austria’s most famous castle ruin. The imposing fortress has a truly adventurous history. This can also be felt even today in its carefully restored walls. Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages!
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Experience the middle ages close up!

Experience the middle ages close up!

Visit our events such as the legendary Medieval Festival in April or the legendary arts and crafts market in November. The unique atmosphere will inspire you!
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Adventures for young and young-at-heart robber knights

Adventures for young and young-at-heart robber knights

Our guides make every castle tour an exciting experience for children. Has Aggstein ever been conquered? Were there sieges? Who were the “Hounds of Kuenring” and why are they called robber knights? So many questions – have them answered in an exciting and entertaining way during the tour for children!
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Live Adventure Game

Live Adventure Game

On 3 games routes, solve puzzles together and free our spirits with logic, tactics and team spirit. Unique and inimitable: the new interactive puzzle adventure for families, tour groups and company outings.
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  • A warm welcome
  • Experience the middle ages close up!
  • Adventures for young and young-at-heart robber knights
  • Live Adventure Game

The Ruin

The history of the castle ruin which is around 150 metres long on the right bank of the Danube extends back to the 12th century. Find out why the “Rosengärtlein” (“Rose Garden”) was so feared and who the “Hounds of Kuenring” were.
The Ruin

Discover the events of Aggstein Castle Ruin

Events
Tours
Tours
Experience the castle how you want to! We offer both classic tours as well as fairytale tours with the storyteller Dena Seidl. Do you want to explore the castle on your own? No problem with the individually available audio tours.
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Dine like the ancient knights
Dine like the ancient knights
Peter Hruska and his team look forward to treating you to some culinary delights. Dishes are cooked in the medieval castle kitchen – preferably with products of regional origin. From local to haute cuisine and medieval dishes – enjoy the excellent skills of our chef and the seasonally changing selection on our menu!
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Souvenirs
In our shop, you will find mementos, souvenirs, books and gifts for the whole family! There is also a castle café there with chilled and hot drinks as well as small snacks – especially for hikers who need some light refreshments. Opening times: The shop and castle café are open all day during the opening times of the castle ruin!
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Celebrating at the Castle Ruin
Celebrating at the Castle Ruin
Special events require a special setting. If you want to celebrate your birthday, wedding or a company anniversary at a unique location, then you have come to exactly the right place. Situated high above on a rocky crag, with a breathtaking view over the Wachau, you can celebrate in the Knights' Hall at Aggstein castle ruin.
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Getting Here

Dine like the knights in the tavern at Aggstein

Your Visit