Ottenstein Castle


The historic Ottenstein Castle from the 12th century towers proudly over the Ottenstein reservoir. Majestically embedded in the middle of nature, you get the feeling that the Ottenstein castle have always been there. The venerable walls form an impressive fortress, where we organize weddings, dance events, company celebrations and knights‘ meals in an authentic medieval atmosphere.

Large events with up to 600 people are an unforgettable experience at Ottenstein Castle. We would be happy to help you design an exciting program, for example with torchlight parades, medieval festivals, Dracula shows or crime thrillers and dinners in the castle. Culinary caterings take place in the castle’s vault with candlelight and ancient music, which will make your stay unforgettable.


The best day of your life – in the best hands with us!

The Ottenstein Castle is a romantic wedding location. Experience your most beautiful day as you dreamed. We promise that we will endeavor to make this day unforgettable for you. Starting with the stylishly laid banquet table to the romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, we offer you everything your heart desires.

Our wedding and newlywed specials

  • A one-off fee of € 500 will be charged for the provision costs for the premises in Ottenstein Castle
  • Wedding ceremony in the historic castle chapel
  • As a wedding present, we provide the newlyweds with a free room in the Hotel Ottenstein
  • A variety of romantic photo locations in the castle and around the castle park
  • Free shuttle service for guests staying at the Hotel Ottenstein

Visiting the castle

Guided tours

Visit the Ottenstein Castle on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We also offer guided tours for you and your group and accompany you through the Ottenstein Castle for 1.5 – 2 hours. We will also tell you some secrets and show you the Pope’s room that there is only in Rome and with us in Ottenstein Castle. The first 240 popes depicted on gold leaf and kept the memory with a short career.


Alder chapel from the 12th century, which is one of the most important clerical finds of the last millennium.

Popes room with the first 240 popes that only in Rome in this form.

Coat of arms hall, with the hand-carved double eagle of yesteryear.



The Ottenstein Castle from the 12th century is located near the Kampsee Ottenstein. It offers a variety of rooms for your festive events of any kind: weddings, family celebrations, company celebrations, knightly meals, events …

The castle kitchen is also well known. Whether festive banquet or at a knight’s meal, here you can experience culinary delights.


The entire castle can be used as a seminar or exhibition location. The former rooms of the Lower Austrian state exhibition are spacious and flooded with light. Ideal for painters or artists of all kinds. Here you can be kissed by the muse and sell your works.

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Company events

Every company party is an important node for the link between the employees and the company management. Therefore, you should give your company and your employees a very special time to strengthen the human ties. We look forward to any kind of company celebrations. Anniversaries, retirement parties, anniversaries and Christmas parties. Ottenstein Castle offers your company a special location for a special day!

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Castle restaurant


Enjoy specialties from our castle kitchen, as well as fine wines from the castle cellar in a pleasant atmosphere, for you individually for weddings, birthdays and various events.

Contact: Schloss Ottenstein, Ottenstein 1, 3532 Rastenfeld. T. +43 2826 251

Knights' meal Menü I

  • Bread basket with lard
  • Mixed roast meat from domestic animals (turkey wings, pork knuckle and pork as well as roast chicken), with potatoes roasted in the oven with sour cream and hearty bacon cabbage salad
  • Castle donuts
  • A ½ liter beer on tap is served for the feast and a cup of coffee for the donut!

Menu price per place / person € 29.50 (including welcome drink and torch use), drink prices according to the drinks menu

Knights' meal Menü II

  • Bread soup with forest herbs and strips of bacon from the cauldron
  • Ripperl variations from the domestic pig racy and seasoned from the smokehouse with potato variations, sauces and a rich salad buffet
  • Baked mice with cinnamon sugar and prunes

Menu price per place / person € 33.00 (including welcome drink and torch use), drink prices according to the drinks menu

Knights' meal Menü III

  • Bread basket with lard
  • Spicy variations of ham garnished with garlic bread
  • Cream of potato soup with Waldviertel mushrooms
  • Roast pork with potato dumplings and warm bacon
  • Poppy seed pasta with roasted plums

Menu price per place / person € 33.00 (including welcome drink and torch use), drink prices according to the drinks menu

Directions to the Ottenstein Castle

How to find us

From Vienna
  • A21 until shortly after Stockerau
  • B3 until Krems – B37 until Rastenfeld-Peygarten-Ottenstein

From Salzburg

  • A1 until Linz – A7 until Freistadt Sandl – B38 / Zwettl until Rastenfeld-Peygarten-Ottenstein

From St. Pölten

  • S33 until Krems – B37 – until Rastenfeld-Peygarten-Ottenstein