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Information for people with a handicap

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Picture: Barrier-free pathway in the area of the main castle


Information for people with mobility impairment

Disabled parking

There are three designated disabled parking spaces at the Curaplatz car park.



Picture: Path through the courtyards of the castle

How to get from the car park to the main castle

  • The distance from Curaplatz to the ticket office in the main castle is about 1 km. The path leads through the five courtyards of the castle; unfortunately, it is not possible to drive into the castle grounds by car.

  • No steps, only slight inclines

  • Path surface mostly level (paved gravel / paving slabs)

  • Barrier-free pathway in the area of the main castle

  • Seats available


Disabled toilets

  • At Curaplatz and in the first courtyard next to the kiosk: Accessible with Euro key

  • In the main castle in the visitor centre (first floor)


Picture: Visitor centre


Visitor centre in the Knights’ Hall (ticket office, museum shop)



Picture: Step-free entrance to the visitor centre

Extra step-free entrance left of the keep

  • All important areas accessible without steps via lift (Length: 160 cm, width: 107 cm, door width: 90 cm, )

  • Doorways at least 85 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Seats available



Picture: Stairs at the entrance to the State Castle Museum


State Castle Museum in the Palas


Access only possible via a historic wooden staircase (18 steps). The installation of a passenger lift is not possible for reasons of monument protection.

  • No barrier-free tour possible (no lift available)

  • Doorways at least 80 cm wide

  • Level, non-slip flooring

  • Seats available


Outer fortifications

  • Lower ward: accessible from the first courtyard

  • Upper ward and outer buildings on the Eggenberg: not accessible


Picture: Tactile model

Information for the visually impaired

  • No guidance system for the visually impaired available

  • A tactile model at Curaplatz (scale 1:600, size 110 x 190 cm) enables not only visually impaired people to get a better idea of the shapes, structures and dimensions of the castle complex and the old town. Information in Braille and normal script complements the model.

Information for the hearing impaired

  • No induction loop for hearing aids available

  • Written information available

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