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Schloss Altenhof

Mühlviertel, Austria

A castle with Open Doors! The largest private castle church set high above the wild and romantic Ranna and the Danube valley in Austria is the ideal setting for a romantic wedding, properly rounded off by festivities in the garden hall and the front park. The various rooms are also perfect for seminars and other celebrations.


Altenhof Castle was mentioned for the first time in 1196, allegedly built by Wernher von Altinhoven, Minister of the Passau bishops. From 1485 to 1602 the castle was owned by the Herleinsperger family, and since 1602 it has been owned by the Salburg-Falkenstein counts. 

In the beginning of the 18th century, the castle chapel was expanded to its current form and is considered the largest private church in Austria. Today’s castle, high above the Rannatal, surrounded by a terraced park, dates from after a major fire in 1724.

Altenhof Castle and the associated Falkenstein Castle ruins with its long history dating back to the 12th century has been the source of material for ballads, legends, stories and occasional, inexplicable apparitions and ghost stories. 

There is the escaped falcon and the history of the origins of Schlägl Abbey, the imprisoned knight and his maid ready to make sacrifices, the bloody siege of the water tower, where treachery caused the castle people to die of thirst, or the timeless story of the lord of the castle who listened to the evil tongues in the village and could not contain his curiosity, which shattered his marital happiness.

The charm of the old walls and the green oasis of calm can now also be enjoyed by holiday guests when they rent the stylishly furnished holiday apartments.

Weddings and Celebrations

A castle exclusively for your celebration. Everything in one place with alternative options for any weather for the complete unforgettable experience. 

Surrounded by a beautiful park with mature trees, the castle impresses with its stylish ambience. 

With a subsequent reception in the spacious park, your most beautiful day will have a particularly romantic flair. Here you have the opportunity to celebrate with all those people who mean most to you. 

The large castle church is a baroque gem and offers a wonderful setting for weddings in both small and large groups. The castle gardening team ensure of a magical flower decoration. 

The garden hall and other rooms can be rented out for small seminars, weddings and concerts. What immediately enchants you is the spaciousness of the rooms with the high windows that let in lots of daylight.  

We make every event very personal and look forward to your inquiry . We will be happy to advise you on catering, music and other requirements.

Gentle Castle Tourism

For 25 years we have been practicing “gentle castle tourism” for guests from all over the world by renting out holiday apartments. The garden hall, castle church and ancestral hall are now also available for small seminars, weddings and concerts.

We enjoy living in a kind of symbiosis with our guests: they bring life to the castle and we convey that special something: a cocktail from a beautiful location high above the wild and romantic Ranna and the Danube Valley, culture and a pinch of Atmosphere and a touch of Adventure.

Cozy Holiday Apartments and Nature Sports

“This castle has also been my home for a while. Here I spoil myself. I feel so comfortable in my suite. A good morning. ” (From our guest book)

Cozy apartments in the castle and the outbuildings with a park for children and animals, for those seeking peace and quiet with a sense of the patina of time and non-average vacation.

Whether in the castle itself or in the famously beautiful surroundings of the castle, there is hardly a leisure wish that is not fulfilled. The offer ranges from tennis courts on the castle grounds, fishing and hunting to golf courses and a wildlife park in the immediate vicinity. The untouched nature is a true holiday paradise for hikers, riders and cyclists. The Danube also offers a wide range of entertainment just 3 km away.

In addition to the stylish furnishings, all apartments have an open fireplace or tiled stove and access to the private park. Short-term or long-term arrangements are possible for all apartments.


Flowers have always been important to us. They give you sunny freshness and warmth. So it is no wonder that Heinrich Graf Salburg’s famous orchid cultivation continues today as a palace gardening business.

Gardener and florist Manfred Großhaupt and his team enchant with their artistic creations, especially in the field of wedding floristry.

We look forward to your visit and are happy to answer your requests by phone.

Guided tours of groups through our castle are possible with advance notice.