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 12 June to 12 October 2019
Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 2019:

  • 11 July

  • 25 July

  • 8 August

  • 22 August

Interesting things in the area

Filter map
Braukessel in der Brauerei | © Brauerei Murau eGen | Romana Steiner
Cooling tip, Winter excursion destinations, Murtal GuestCard

Brewery of the Senses

As of now, Styria has one more delectable destination up its sleeve: a special interactive beer experience, the "Brewery of the Senses" has been set up at the Murau Brewery on Raffaltplatz.
Kreischberg Gondelbahn Sommerbetrieb | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg | ikarus.cc
Nature & Adventures, Family & Kids, Art & culture, Murtal GuestCard

Kreischberg gondola in summer

In summer, this mountain ‒ which has previously hosted world winter sports championships ‒ proves a beautiful hiking area for the whole family! Take the gondola lift from the valley up to an altitude of 1,800 m.
Audio Guide Tour durch Murau | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg
Art & culture, Winter excursion destinations, Murtal GuestCard

Audio tour of Murau

Experience the medieval town of Murau (district capital) with an audio guide. Get a closer insight into the exciting history of Murau, of Anna Neumann, and of wood.
Kino im JUFA Hotel | © JUFA Hotels
Family & Kids, Winter excursion destinations

JUFA Cinema Murau

The 50-seat modern cinema at the JUFA Hotel Murau is largely wood furnished, and offers a diverse mix of high-quality and entertaining movies. The cafe and garden eatery right next to the cinema provide drinks and snacks for an enjoyable couple of ...
Handwerksmuseum Murau | © Holzwelt Murau | ikarus.cc
Cooling tip, Art & culture, Murtal GuestCard

Murau Crafts Museum

The Murau Museum of Crafts showcases complete workshops from the town of Murau. Traditional working methods are demonstrated using a variety of old, long-lost tools and everyday objects. Plus: Learn all about the history of crafts and the emergence ...

Your arrival

How to reach us