The former imperial country seat now provides an atmospheric setting for trips back in time into the fascinating world of the Baroque.
The Baroque ensemble of Schloss Hof Estate extends over more than fifty hectares. Built for the legendary military commander Prince Eugene of Savoy, it was subsequently remodelled and extended under Empress Maria Theresa to become the largest rural palace complex in Austria. A stately residence, elaborate terraced gardens and a tranquil estate farm form an ensemble that offers a unique combination of imperial magnificence and rural idyll. Today it hosts events and festivals for the whole family as well as annual temporary exhibitions.
The magnificent interiors of the palace convey an impression of imperial lifestyle. While Maria Theresa and her son Emperor Joseph II indulged their penchant for neoclassicism, Prince Eugene has returned to take up residence on the bel étage with the help of state-of-the-art exhibition technology and various objects and stylistic elements from his times.
During the eighteenth century it was the Baroque gardens, laid out on seven terraces descending gently to the River Morava, that evoked even more admiration than the palace itself. Then as now, formal flower beds, romantic pergolas and richly decorated pools and fountains provide an idyllic refuge for restful hours.
The estate farm
One of the largest Baroque estate farms in Central Europe contains idyllic themed gardens such as the herb garden, the ‘help-yourself’ soft fruit garden and the Weinviertel garden, and is a refuge for many heritage breeds of domestic animals from Austria. In the Bäckenhof an interactive exhibition in the newly opened Children and Family Adventure World brings to life the everyday activities of Baroque times.
Free entry for children up to 6 years of age.
Ticket entitles the holder to single admission within one year from date of issue.
Please mind that dogs are not allowed at Schloss Hof Estate & Schloss Niederweiden.
March 15, 2019 to November 17, 2019: daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November 18, 2019 to March 14, 2020: daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Accessible for wheelchair users.
All exhibition areas are accessible barrier-free via ramps or lift.
Get to Schloss Hof and Schloss Niederweiden by car!
Take the airport motorway A4 (exit Fischamend), the B9 (direction Hainburg) and the B49 to visit Schloss Hof Estate. 545 parking places for cars and buses are available on the Waldparkplatz – “forest car park”.
Take the airport motorway A4 (exit Fischamend), the B9 (direction Hainburg) and the B49 to visit Schloss Niederweiden. There are plenty of parking places for cars and buses on the car park directly in front of the palace.
Ideal excursion ticket for families, saving at least 50% compared to purchasing separate tickets. Includes the Imperial Tour at Schönbrunn Palace, the Schönbrunn Palace Children’s Museum and admission to Schloss Hof in Lower Austria, 60 km outside Vienna.
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