Staatz Mountain and Staatz Castle Ruins

Historical sites, Mountain summit, Ruins, Scenic lookout

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  • Betty Bernstein


Visible from afar, Staatz castle ruins rise up from the Laaer Ebene plain on the almost 100-metre high rock outcrop.

The Staatz mountain belongs to the Waschberg Zone, which divides the Weinviertel in a north-south direction. The vast limestone cliffs form the characteristic geological unit of the Weinviertel, which is only found here in Falkenstein and in the adjacent South Moravian Region.

A castle was built as part of the planned occupation of the Weinviertel in the 11th century at the summit of the Staatz mountain. It was destroyed by Swedish troops in 1645 during the 30 Years’ War. Parts of the castle were used to construct the new palace. Since then, it has fallen to ruin. The Staatz mountain has belonged to the community since the 1950s. The mountain and castle can be visited all year round.

Regular guided tours of the ruins from May to October uncover the history of the region that is closely linked to the development of the Weinviertel.
The walking tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours and can be booked in groups of 2 or more.

A Betty Bernstein family walking tour is also offered.

The Felsenbühne Staatz performing arts theatre holds 1,200 theatregoers and is one of the largest open-air theatres in Austria. It regularly stages musicals and is located at the foot of these steep imposing cliffs. During evening summer performances, this harmonious ensemble is elaborately lit up beneath the almost 1000-year-old castle ruins, transforming seeing a musical in Staatz into an unforgettable experience!

Please see our events calendar for details on performances by the Felsenbühne Staatz theatre group.

Additional facilities for families or groups:

  • Bus parking

Facility features

  • Tours
  • Outdoor kid's playground


  • Dogs allowed
We speak ...
  • English
  • Czech
  • German

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