The castle was built in Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles around 1200, and was initially called “Leuca” or Léka. It is part of the Naturpark Geschriebenstein. The castle is located in the Güns Valley, set amidst a hilly terrain in eastern Austria, near the Hungarian border towards K?szeg. It is located in the southeastern part of the town of Lockenhaus, roughly 120 kilometres south of Vienna and roughly the same distance by road northeast of Graz. It was built on the spur of a hill, which is now called the Castle Hill. It can be reached by express bus service along the Eisenstadter Bundestrasse. A lake lies immediately to the east of the castle.
The castle facilities are available for cultural events, conferences, seminars and meetings. The castle’s Festaal is used for concerts; it is the centrepiece of Kammermustikfest, a chamber music festival initiated in 1982 by Pastor Herowitsch of Lockenhaus and the violinist Gidon Kremer of Riga. Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival is an annual event.
Visit the castle and explore the mysterious world of the Knights Templar or look out for the castle ghost! Since one of the largest bat colonies in Central Europe can be found at Lockenhaus castle, they have a special exhibition where you can learn more about the fascinating life of the bats.
• 1. – 13. November…….daily 9am-4pm (last entry 3pm)
• 14. November – 19. December: Sa. , Su. 10am-3pm (last entry 2pm)
• 20. December – 3. ……Closed!
• 04. March bis 08. April Sa. , Su.: 10am-3pm (last entry 2pm)
• From 09. April……daily 9am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
• From 01. May……..daily 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
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