Altpernstein Castle

Micheldorf in Oberösterreich, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

Altpernstein Castle is a medieval castle in Micheldorf (Kirchdorf district).
Experience culture, history and castle magic up close at the 1000-year-old Altpernstein Castle. On the castle terrace, guests enjoy a breathtaking view over the Kremstal valley to the mountains and are treated to culinary delights. The via ferrata on the castle rock and the archery course in the castle forest and a bike & e-bike rental can be used from May to October (only in good weather).

With the guest card "In Sum More" you receive a 20% discount on the offers - guided tour of the castle - archery course - climbing course.

Between Kirchdorf and Micheldorf lies the elevated Altpernstein Castle. The ravine between the castle rock and the mountainside - replacing the moat - is spanned by a stone bridge and leads to a two-storey gate building. Above the house stone portal are two openings that belonged to the lift mechanism of the drawbridge. The courtyard is enclosed by the elongated four-storey residential wing with a steeply pitched roof and the tower, which has been almost completely demolished and blocked up. In the courtyard itself is a marble fountain. The west side of the castle was secured by a simple wall with turrets in front. This enclosure has been converted into a viewing terrace.

In the residential wing is the knights' hall and an armoury. However, the porch housing the chapel is of interest, especially because of the still well-preserved, once feared dungeons. The gate wings are iron-clad, only they are not ordinary iron sheets but flattened armour, as can still be seen today. To secure the entrance, two towers were built on the opposite slope; the lower one is a square tower, popularly called the "powder tower", the upper one is a round tower.

The castle is open to visitors every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May to October, with historical castle tours at 11 a.m.

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  • Registration required

  • Parking space: 20
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Biking
  • Mountainbike
  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • Toilet facility
  • Food and drink available
  • Guided tour
General price information

Castle tours:
Adults € 5,-
Children € 3,-

recreational sports
  • Climbing equipment
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Altpernstein Castle
Altpernstein 1
4563 Micheldorf in Oberösterreich

Phone +43 732 60160070
mobile +43 699 15550280

Contact person
Mrs Söllinger
ISK – Institut für Soziale Kompetenz
4020 Linz

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