The world's longest castle Burghausen

More than a kilometer long - exactly 1051 meters - the mighty castle complex towers over the listed old town in Bavaria. The castle is the focus of a visit to Burghausen. It is a picturesque festival for the senses, the first stop for conscious slowing down and the encounter with a cultural history spanning more than 1000 years: seemingly endless, the walls, battlements, towers and chapels stretch across a narrow mountain tongue, embedded between the natural paradise of Wöhrsee and the glittering alpine Salzach .

The castle is home to interesting museums and exhibitions, extravagant groups of artists unfold, spectacular concerts and plays are staged - art and soul find their resting place here in a dreamlike setting. A bygone era becomes tangible in the longest castle in the world. A unique ensemble of defiant fortress walls and fantastic views.

If you are planning a trip to Burghausen in the run-up to Christmas, you should definitely not miss the extraordinary Christmas market at the world's longest castle.

The world's longest castle in numbers

years of history

meters long



The "Landshut Wedding"

Numbers & facts

Hedwig Jadwiga was born in Kraków in 1457. She was the daughter of the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, Casimir and his wife Elisabeth von Habsburg. On November 14, 1475, Hedwig married Duke Georg the Rich at the "Landshut Wedding".

The celebrations lasted for several days - there was music, dancing, eating and drinking! A total of 146 cooks were employed to prepare the dishes to cater to the 10,000 guests. There were also 8,863 horses to look after. 
Here are a few numbers of how many animals were eaten:




cooked pigs


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Hungarian sheep


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