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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

November to March

Tuesday10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Thursday      10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Friday10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Public holidays10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.

Closed on Mondays (except public holidays) and on 24 December.


* concessions include: children aged 6 to 16, schoolchildren aged over 16, students, apprentices, severely disabled and unemployed visitors carrying proof of entitlement
** does not include events
*** admission fees for events outside museum opening hours

Please note:
during events, admission fees may differ from those listed above.
Filming and photography are not permitted indoors, at the ticket desk or in the castle shop.
Dogs (on a lead) may be brought as far as the castle inn.



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.

Contact person

Franziska Buschbeck
Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt | Burg Falkenstein
Pansfelde | Burg Falkenstein 1
06543 Falkenstein (Harz)
T: +49 34743-53559-21
F: +49 34743 53559 -20