Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Bavaria  /  Upper Bavaria  /  Burghausen  /  Historic Sites  /  Burg zu Burghausen

Burg zu Burghausen, Burghausen

(220+ reviews on the web)
Proclaimed the longest castle in the world, Burg zu Burghausen is perched atop a ridge between the Salzach river and the Wöhrsee on the border of Germany and Austria. Tour the castle and its many courtyards for free. The castle also houses a museum about the history of photography, a national collection of Bavarian paintings from late medieval times to the early 17th century, and the city museum, which reveals the history of the area. Tours are available from Easter through October on weekends and holidays. Make Burg zu Burghausen a part of your Burghausen vacation plans using our Burghausen vacation builder.
Create a full Burghausen itinerary

Plan your trip to Burghausen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • I thought this would be admission to another castle but It wasn't! You park your car then you walk quite a ways To get to the castle part...hence the advertised "longest Castle in the world". You have...  more »
  • For the umteenth time, I walked through the several courtyards, into the mediaeval keep. I enjoy it every time; history seems to jump out of every stone.  more »
  • Plan a half day to visit this historic site, built on a ridge overlooking the town. The river Salzach is also seperating Bavaria from Austria. The castle is one Kilometer long and is in excellent cond...  more »
  • This is a beautiful old castle. There are informational signs throughout. It is open to the public and we were free to walk around. It appears that people are living in parts of it still as apartments. We very much enjoyed our time here.
  • It's a nice and quiet place full of nice energy. A moment of silence somewhere in past, far away from daily socials.
  • Its the longest castle in the world!!! This castle complex is located on a hill with a large river on one side and a gorgeous teal lake on the other. It's absolutely worth walking all the way to the end - especially because it's freee!
  • Longest castle
  • Burghausen is the longest castle in the world, situated atop a high hill next to the Salzach River, which is the border between Germany and Austria. Althought the castle itself is rather small (there are many courtyards, but on some of them are normal, inhabitated houses, and on one there is quite ruined chapel), the view from it is magnificent!