Attractions in Burghausen

Burghausen impresses with its unique attractions: The world's longest castle extends over a narrow mountain ridge over a kilometer in length. At its feet lies the listed old town with its colorful houses in the Inn-Salzach style.

The rococo pearl Marienberg and the baroque monastery complex Raitenhaslach are among the beautiful "highlights" of a stay in Burghausen. Three museums in the castle offer captivating history, packed in different locations: The House of Photography, the City Museum and the State Collection.

Many vantage points offer fantastic views over Burghausen's attractions, buildings, green spaces, churches and much more.

Attractions - the most important information

EXTRA LONG is not only the castle,Burghausen also has to offer a long list of sights and attractions. For a first insight you can find the most important information summarized below.


1.051 meters of fascinating history

The world's longest castle is the central point of a visit in Burghausen: Exactly 1051 meters long, the mighty castle with its six courtyards, one behind the other, towers over the scenic old town and the natural bathing paradise Wöhrsee with its idyllic green spaces. Museums and exhibitions are located between the walls, battlements, towers and chapels. The castle is also the venue for numerous concerts and festivals.

Colorful and scenic old town

The listed old town below the castle attracts with colorful houses in the Inn-Salzach style and with the town square as one of the most beautiful squares in Central Europe. The Grüben area as a pedestrian zone with the "Street of Fame" of the jazz legends, the Mautner Castle, the parish church of St. Jakob and the study church of St. Josef are enchanting. Explore the old town individually or with interesting guided tours.

The baroque jewel in the Salzach valley

It is worth visiting the more than 800 year old Raitenhaslach monastery, a baroque jewel at the gates of Burghausen, embedded in the idyllic Salzach valley. The terrific baroque building offers overwhelming impressions - an insider tip among the sights.

The Rococo in all its glory

The pilgrimage church Marienberg is called the "Pearl of the Salzach Valley". The elegant Rococo church with its characteristic "two-tower facade" sits enthroned on a hill between Burghausen and the Raitenhaslach monastery and impresses with its colorful frescoes.

A castle full of history

The world longest castle is home to three museums: The House of Photography offers fascinating exhibitions and contemporary photography. In the Town Museum in the main castle, the history of the city of Burghausen can be experienced on a total of 900 square meters with many interactive and audio stations.Extra-wide paintings from the Bavarian late Middle Ages and court art around 1600 are one of the sights in the State Collection. There is an incredible panoramic view from the viewing platform on the roof of the main castle.

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