Nowadays the former fortress of the Knights Templar and residence of the Bloody Baroness Erszébet, or Elizabeth, is home to a festival of chamber music under the direction of famous violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer.
From both the cultural and historical points of view, Lockenhaus Castle, the last genuine knights’ castle with the original medieval kitchen, sanctuary, knights’ hall, chapel and priest’s lodging, puts all other Burgenland fortresses in the shade. A sanctuary in which the light enters through a vaulted ceiling, as it does in many Crusader fortresses, was dedicated to the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar are also supposed to have used the knights’ hall, with the Gothic rib vaulted ceiling, as a secret meeting place. Today Lockenhaus Castle houses a museum with exhibits and guided tours on key points of the castle’s history.
Weddings at Lockenhaus Castle
The castle now provides an impressive and romantic setting for the most important day in one’s life. You can celebrate your wedding in the early Gothic knights’ hall, as they did in the Middle Ages. After a memorable wedding ceremony and outstanding party, you can spend your honeymoon night in Lockenhaus Castle’s stylish accommodation.