Your visit


The “Gartenhaus” public car park is roughly 1.9 km away from Falkenstein Castle, with plenty of car and coach parking spaces. Private individuals may not drive up to the castle. From the car park, walkers can follow a path to the castle through a nature reserve. Other means of getting from the “Gartenhaus” to the castle are:
Road train/castle taxi, tel.: +49 34743 81-74 or
horse-drawn wagon, tel.: +49 34743 81-64.

Falkenstein Castle’s unique location, the architecture which has evolved over time and its significance as a heritage area mean that it is not fully accessible. Visitors with walking difficulties and wheelchair users can access the castle via flat cobbled pathways as far as the inn, or the courtyard in the main body of the castle. The falconry demonstrations take place on the outer ward, which is on ground level. There are toilets for visitors with disabilities both at the “Gartenhaus” car park and at Falkenstein Castle itself.

Falkenstein Castle can also be reached via bus route 240 to Aschersleben/Quedlinburg (stops at Meisdorf-Liethe or Meisdorf Allee) and/or route 243 to Harzgerode/Reinstedt (stops at Gartenhaus). The following timetables are available to download (subject to change).

Route 240 timetable

Route 243 timetable

Opening hours

Guided tours

It is our pleasure to offer you guided tours around the castle for groups of 10 or more people (up to 30 people per group) when booked in advance.

You can choose between the following two tours:

Life at the mediaeval Falkenstein Castle (short tour)

900 years of Falkenstein Castle (long tour)

We also have a special evening tour for families, by torchlight.