Gesamtansicht der Riegersburg | © Harald Eisenberger Gesamtansicht der Riegersburg | © Harald Eisenberger

Burg Riegersburg

Riegersburg

Riegersburg castle, the most impressive landmark of Thermen- and Vulkanland Styria, is located at a height of 482m on a steep former volcanic rock. Worth seeing: The castle and its three exhibitions in around 30 magnificent rooms.

Castle Riegersburg was first documented in 1138. Its exact age is a mystery. However, there is proof that it was once known to be "impregnable" or the "strongest fortress in the Christian world". Guests are now very welcome on the once "impregnable" site. Connoisseurs and relaxed visitors ascend using the glass inclined lift to get to the castle grounds. Those who prefer a bit of exercise and the authentic feel of yesteryear, start their walk from the parish church at the centre of Riegersburg and pass seven castle gates on their stroll.

Three permanent exhibitions also bring visitors closer to things worth seeing and worth hearing:

  • The castle museum highlights the history of the castle in the 17th century. Inseparably associated with this is the fate of the lady of the castle Elisabeth Katharina von Galler, called the "Gallerin".
  • The second permanent exhibition covers the Feldbacher witch trial and leads to the "Hexenmuseum" (witch museum) redesigned in 2011.
  • Since 2013, the premises of the castle also house the "Waffenmuseum" (weapons museum) as the third permanent exhibition, which presents a collection of objects from four centuries.

Contact

Burg Riegersburg Tourismusdienstleistungs GmbH
Riegersburg 1
8333 Riegersburg

What the weather will be like

Riegersburg (372m)

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Early clouds will gradually clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
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Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
27.01.2022
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