Weitra Castle

Explore the history and secrets of this castle from tower to cellars.

This Renaissance castle, built in around 1600 and originally used to protect the customs and brewery town of Weitra, has a splendid courtyard with classical Italianate arcades on three storeys.

The museum covers the 800-year history of the town and the rule of the Fürstenbergs. Also of interest are the brewery museum and the museum dedicated to the history of the Iron Curtain. The castle tower is well worth climbing for its wonderful panoramic view of the Waldviertel uplands and, beyond the border, the Czech Republic.