Ideal castle excursion for young damsels and knights
Located close to Salzburg City, in Golling an der Salzach, is a top historical sightseeing attraction for families with children: Burg Golling. The over 1000-year-old walls of this castle invite visitors of all ages to embark on an exciting journey into the past of the Salzburger Tennengau. The museum itself houses dozens upon dozens of exhibits from “the days of yore”, certain to amaze parents and children alike.
Awaiting you at Burg Golling…
Interesting Info about Burg Golling
The location of this beautifully preserved Salzburg castle couldn’t possibly be more unique: in the heart of the town of Golling, right at the end of Market Street, on a rocky outcropping, captivating visitors even as they approach.
Since 1971, the Castle Museum in Golling has been a popular excursion destination for families spending their holidays in Austria. That said, even the locals make frequent visits to these historic walls. Especially to attend the numerous events in the castle courtyard as well as civil wedding ceremonies.
A journey into Salzburg’s past
Because the history of the castle as well as Golling itself is presented in ways that also appeal to children, you and your youngsters can look forward to an unforgettable journey into the past. To be more specific, to the Middle Ages, the Roman Era, and all the way back to the Neolithic. No wonder, then, that after discovering the castle for the first time, visitors are also inevitably drawn to the museum as part of their holiday program.
Special Events at Burg Golling
Burg Golling is a popular venue for events and exhibitions throughout the year. Aside from the famous “Festival at Golling Castle” in July and August, the castle regularly hosts civil wedding ceremonies and other special occasions – both in summer and winter.
Experience the history of Tennengau up close
The fossil collection is especially exciting for the kids, not least because it includes a real dinosaur. Omphalusaurus Wolfi, to be precise, an ichthyosaur that was more than two meters in length and is 235 million years old. Certain to put an excited gleam in the eye of every youngster. Aside from “Wolfi”, in this Salzburg museum you will find a whole bunch of other minerals as well as fossilized sea creatures and remains of animals from the Ice Age.
Beyond that, you will learn about the history of this hilltop castle in Golling as well as the region which lies at its feet. The exhibition, which really appeals to kids, promises a colorful addition to your family holiday program in the Tennengau in Austria.
You will find the castle in the middle of the town of Golling in Tennengau, in the Austrian province of Salzburg. Parking spaces are available in the town center, only a few minutes’ walk from the castle.
Arriving by train & bus? No problem – Golling-Abtenau train station and the bus stop are just a short walk from Museum Burg Golling.
Tip: As our holiday guest, be sure to take full advantage of the TennengauPLUS-Card for free travel by bus & train in the region!
Tip from Cleverix
For even great excitement and adventure, how about a Flashlight Tour inside the old castle walls.
With the TennengauPLUS-Card, you will also enjoy discounted admission: Children under six years of age are admitted to the castle absolutely free of charge.
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