Schloss Murau | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | Anton Schwaiger

Murau Castle

Towering above the town of Murau is Murau Castle, owned by the Schwarzenberg family. The castle can only be visited as part of a guided tour.


First mentioned as a castle (Burg) in 1250, it is thought to have been built by Ulrich von Liechtenstein. Murau was long under the rule of the Liechtenstein family, and, after the dynasty died out, it remained the property of the widow Anna Neumann von Wasserleonburg. In 1617, Anna Neumann wed for the sixth time, this time to the Imperial Count Georg Ludwig of Schwarzenberg. Georg Ludwig had the Burg removed in 1628 and built the Renaissance castle in its stead, the castle that we see today. The Schwarzenbergs have owned Murau Castle ever since.

Guided tours through the castle, including the picture gallery, kitchen, dungeon and chapel, offer a vivid insight into life behind the castle gates, the history of rule and the House of Schwarzenberg, and of course the chronicles of Murau Castle itself.

 

Guided tours
from 3 June to 30 September 2020
Wednesdays and Friday at 2.00 pm
no prior arrangement necessary; meeting point: castle gate, 10 min. before the tour starts.

Special tours by advance request can be arranged; please contact the tourist office.

 

Prices:
Adults € 8.00
Children and pupils up to 14 years € 4.00

 

Special children's tours are offered on Thursday at 4.00 pm. Dates 2020:

  • 9 July

  • 23 July

  • 6 August

  • 20 August

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