Castle Burg Oberkapfenberg

Restaurant, exhibitions and birds of prey show

The castle Burg Oberkapfenberg in the north east of Bruck an der Mur in Styria is the landmark of the town Kapfenberg. At the end of the 13th century the castle was built like it is today by the earl of Stubenberg. In the year 1739 the earls changed their living place and the castle was empty and dilapitated. In the year 1955 the earl of Stubenberg began to renovate the castle and made a hotel out of it. In 1992 the town Kapfenberg bought the castle and the „Intiative Burg Oberkapfenberg“ was founded so that the castle can be renovated further. Today it is a popular trip destination to experince the time of the knights and is also booked for weedings and events.

The cave is the oldest room in the castle. It was built in the 13th century. Today it is possible to eat there like the knights in former times (for up to 50 persons). The room „Stubenbergsaal“ is the biggest room in the castle. In the Middle Ages this room was used by the servants today there are held various events. The Stubenbergsaal has the ideal flair for the yearly wedding fair at the castle Burg Oberkapfenberg. Further the castle offers various small rooms- so called Stüberl, a seminary room and a medival inn.

A special highlight is the birds of prey show. Thereby it is possible to watch the falconer during their daily work. The show take place from April to October from Wednesday to Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 03:00 p.m.

The exhibition „Grenzgänge- eine Zeitreise zu Kreuzrittern und Alchemisten“ (time travel to knights and alcemists) is also worth a visit. We also offer a special exhibition „Archäologie – aus Stubenbergs Küche“ (Archeology- from the kitchen of the earls of Stubenberg).

At the knights festival and the festival of witches it is possible to experience the Middle Ages on your own. There you can see knights, damsels and minstrels at the knights festival and at the festival witches at the Walpurgis night you may see witches, artists with fire and goblins. The castle Burg Oberkapfenberg is the place of former times and it is worth a visit.