In the 17th century the defensive structures became obsolete due to new techniques in warfare and so the inner parts of the castle were turned into a natural garden, which is now the oldest of it´s kind in Burgenland.
Follow the trails of the "English Patient"
The most famous resident of the castle was probably László E. Almásy, whose live was the blueprint for the book and film "The English Patient", which won nine oscars in the year 1997, including the award for "best film". You can learn more about his adventurous live and the history of the castle on one of our guided tours.
Apart from the lush gardens you will be able to visit one of the oldest living horse chestnut trees, the chapel, the defensive wall ring, the dungeon and the Renaissance hall with impressive stucco works from the 16th and 17th century. The historic tours are available 29th of April to 2nd of October, daily, except on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. There are no guided tours from 25th - 28th of July.
Experience the immense biodiversity in Bernstein.
How can you find the ear of a grasshopper and where do antlions live in the castle?
See the animals in their natural habitat and learn their stories. Guided tours and excursions for all ages with biologist Johanna Almásy can be individually booked at any time you like, minimum number of participants is two people. Starting at 15.- Euros per person, duration one to three hours, book your tickets via phone or email.
Phone: 0680 5509337 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The historic tour lasts approx. 50 minutes and is being conducted mainly outdoors, we recommend good outdoor clothing in case of rainy weather. The entrance fee includes a glas of Almásy wine after the tour in the Renaissance hall as well as a 15% voucher for the café Postkastl in the village center. It is also possible to buy Almásy wines as a souvenir after the tour.
22.- Euros (without wine 17.- Euros)
DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE
17.- Euros (without wine 14.- Euros)
Discounts are available for children between the age of 6 to 18, pensioners, students and members of the Austrian army and subsitute servants. There is no fee for children under the age of 6 (except in large groups eg. school classes).
Group price starting for a group of 20 people is 14.- Euros, maximum number of people in a group is 30.
Please book your tickets in advance, since the maximum number of people per tour is limited to 25. If there are more than 25 people waiting for a tour, only those with pre-ordered tickets will be let in.
Meeting point: In front of the first gate
Book your ticket here: email@example.com or +43 3354 6382