If you are travelling in Burgenland and would like to visit a particularly time-honoured masonry, you have come to the right place at Burg Güssing. The building was already built in 1157 and has undergone a great development since then
Originally built on a long cooled volcano, the castle was initially used as a fortification before becoming the property of the Battyány family in 1524. Since it had been used several times since that time as a place of escape and defence, it was extended in some places and only reached its final size in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries. The castle is still closely connected with the history of the Battyány family, but since 1870 it has been in the possession of a foundation, so that in recent years it has been restored on a grand scale and shines for today's guests in the same splendour that it had for hundreds of years.
Kunst and architecture
Today the castle complex is particularly impressive with its historical art exhibitions, which are continuously presented in the twenty rooms equipped for this purpose. The castle museum, for example, vividly recalls the past of the owners Battyány and exhibits a detailed gallery of ancestors and other art treasures from the 16th century. There is also a large iron art casting collection as well as the renowned Illig collection, which is dedicated to historical relics on the themes of music, art and living. But the castle will also convince you architecturally, because the castle chapel and bell tower are unique witnesses of neo-Gothic architecture.
If you are a theatre lover, you will also get your money's worth at Burg Güssing, because there are always performances here. The castle Güssing offers a rich offer for everyone and is despite its long history still a lively place, which you should always remember with a detailed visit.
- The day pass at Güssing Castle is €7.50 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in Austria.
How to get there
If you want to reach Burg Güssing from Vienna by car, you should take the A2 and leave it at the exit Lafnitztal. From here it will take about half an hour on the B57 until you arrive in Güssing.
Coming from Graz you should also take the A2, but leave it at the exit Ilz/Fürstenfeld. From here it is another 30 minutes by car to reach Güssing.