Schloss Hof

Schloßhof, Austria

Schloss Hof is a palace located in Austria near the border of Slovakia. At more than 50 hectares, Schloss Hof is the largest country castle complex in Austria.

It once belonged to Prince Eugene of Savoy who purchased it late in his life in 1726, He had it enlarged in the Baroque style by the architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt in 1729, and used it as an elaborate hunting lodge. He left it to a niece in his will, and it was later purchased by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and became part of the imperial estates.

Outside, there are magnificent Baroque gardens with splendid fountains and sculptures on seven terraces stepping gentle down to the March. The imperial castle sits on an idyllic estate containing nine exciting adventure walks, varied themed gardens and lots of rare breed pets, as well as an adventure playground and a leisure park for children and families with its own water playground.

With its exhibitions and numerous events for the whole family, Schloss Hof is always worth a visit. Annual highlights of the event calendar include the Easter market, the games festival, the musketeer games, the garden shows, the Pentecost fair, the camel festival, the full moon nights, the holiday fun, the horse festival and the atmospheric Christmas village in advent.

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Founded: 1729
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Austria

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CAnneMarie (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle, park, restaurats and plenty of space to walk or relax. Great also for kids, with a little zoo, playground and even a few toys you can use for free. We ended spending the full day here and we enjoyed it.
Jovan Nestorovski (2 years ago)
Great place to visit, very calm and tranquil if you visit on weekday, well kept gardens and fountains. The estate had a special exhibition of porcelain pieces and tableware when I visited (explanation on English was missing for most of the items on display so it was difficult to follow the exhibition) Very nice souvenir shop where you can buy very interesting pieces like books, soaps, local products etc. Overall excellent place to visit.
Francesco “DaYeL” Gambino (2 years ago)
Nice Palace and Wonderful gardens! There is also a part of the garden with stables with a lot of animal and all the Park is full of these little ground squirrels very funny and cute
Olly Gronau (2 years ago)
Fantastic day out! Really lovely. Lots of beautiful animals and absolutely stunning architecture. All set in a wonderful location.
J. Zeerak (2 years ago)
Place is nice and seems well maintained but we were really disappointed to be honest. Totally overpriced! Outside walk for 2 adults and 2 kids will costs you up to 50 Euros and this is just entrance then be prepared to pay for everything else. Dogs are not welcome, not even small breeds. After this we drove to Lednice Castle in the Southern part of Moravia (Czech Republic) where you have admission free to walk in the garden and dogs were also welcome to walk with us without any problem.
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