Scharnstein Castle

Scharnstein, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • Suitable for groups

Experience the special atmosphere of those splendid rooms where the rebels met, not knowing that they would soon be executed for high treason!

Targeted guided tours are offered through these private chambers (not normally open to the public), where the visitor is confronted with the coded messages of the rebellious protestants in a time of political and social strife during Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

Let yourself be abducted into a journey through the times, when the castle owners will tell you both authentically and knowingly about the changing fates of this traditional house. Gorgeously painted wooden ceilings, secret staircases and the incomparable atmosphere of this privately owned and inhabited renaissance castle await your discovery.

Guided tours are only available for groups between 15 and 80 persons and only after previous arrangement.

Criminal Museum in Scharnstein Castle

Group offers of the "Historicum Scharnstein" you will find here!

Renaissance castle with magnificently painted wooden ceilings and artistic design.

From 1 May to 15 October every Sunday at 11 o'clock a guided tour through the private area of ​​the castle takes place (from 5 persons). Guided tours at other times are possible at any time after telephone agreement.

Contact: Mag. Harald Seyrl

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
Accessibility / arrival

We recommend that you travel by public transport!

By train: Arrival with the Almtalbahn 153 from Wels or Grünau im Almtal to Viechtwang.
by bus: OÖVV bus line 533 Gmunden - Scharnstein - Grünau im Almtal - Almsee

with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 52 from Laakirchen, Kirchham or St. Konrad to Scharnstein town center or
Route 70 from Vorchdorf, Pettenbach or Steinbach am Ziehberg to Scharnstein town center
Call the taxi office 1 hour in advance on 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.

by bike:
on the R 11 from Grünau im Almtal or Wels or on the R 2 Salzkammergut cycle path from Gmunden

by car:
Motorway A1: Leave the Westautobahn A1 in Regau and follow the B145 to Scharnstein
A9 motorway: Leave the A9 in Inzersdorf-Kirchdorf and follow the Austrian Romanikstraße to Scharnstein.

Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!

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Castle tours

Guided tours are possible at any time by appointment.

Duration: 1-1.5h (can be adjusted as required)

Price: 10 € / person

Further offers can be found at HISTORICUM SCHARNSTEIN

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

Please get in touch for more information.


Scharnstein Castle
Schlossberg 12
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 664 3005677

Contact person
Mag. Harald Seyrl
Schloss Scharnstein
Schlossberg 12
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 664 3005677

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