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Herberstein castle and animal park

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Fairy-tale beauty

Herberstein castle in Styria
Herberstein castle in Styria

A magical castle, romantic gardens and an enormous animal park. These are just three reasons why you should visit Herberstein castle! Another reason is that your holiday at the Hotel Larimar in Stegersbach is located close to the attraction.

Herberstein castle in Styria dates from the 13th century and today is inhabited by the 21st generation of the family with the same name. The castle walls house Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque building and stylistic elements to form an impressive work of art. It comes as no surprise to learn that many weddings have been celebrated in the castle and its beautiful gardens!

Magnificent gardens

The castle offers one feast for the eyes after another! The historic castle gardens cannot fail to warm the hearts of visitors among its endless rose bushes. The Siegmundsgarten gardens invite guests to explore the history of the gardens from the Middle Ages to the present day. Visitors can also sample and learn about various healing herbs, spices and garden fruits in the herb garden.

Herberstein animal world and nature park

Herberstein animal world and nature park
Animal world and nature park in Herberstein

130 animal species from 5 continents live in the 40 ha Herberstein animal park. More than half of these animal species are endangered or even extinct in the natural world. The internationally renowned zoo offers the wild animals a protected space which recreates their natural habitat as much as possible.

The Herberstein animal park is undoubtedly a hit for an adventure-packed day with children. The animal feeding sessions, petting zoo, talks and special programmes are real crowd pullers.

The origins of the animal park date back to the 17th century. The park was originally for wild animals but achieved its current variety in the 20th century when it began to accept exotic animals. Along with the Herberstein castle, it has become one of the most popular excursions in the area.

Opening times and prices

Summer opening times: daily from 10:00 til 16:00.

Castle tours take place at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 o'clock, staying in the park is possible until 17:00 o'clock 

Winter opening times: Thursday to Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 til 15:30.

Castle tours take place at  13:00 and 14:00  o'clock, staying in the park is possible until 16:00 o'clock 


Admission prices are all-inclusive and include: castle tour of your choice, historic gardens, the Siegmundsgarten gardens, the latest exhibitions at the Herberstein art gallery, a tour of the Feistritzklamm gorge and the Herberstein animal park.

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The Herberstein castle and animal part are only approx. 35 km from and are among the top excursions in Styria. See for yourself! We would be happy to offer you a room at the 4-star superior Hotel Larimar in the thermal spa resort of Stegersbach in Burgenland. Simply send us a non-binding enquiry! The hotel team are looking forward to meeting you!

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