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The jewel of Burgenland

Only a 20-minute drive from the Mjus World Resort & Thermal Park lies the magnificent Güssing Castle. The castle was first documented in 1157 and was built on an extinct volcano. The castle in Güssing is the oldest in Burgenland. After several changing hands of ownership, the castle finally came into the possession of the Hungarian magnate Batthyány family, which has shaped the castle and city substantially.

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Make it a day trip

A trip to the castle is an absolute must to anyone visiting Güssing. A walk through the castle museum is worthwhile and to finish off in the castle wine cellar restaurant which offers a spectacular view of the whole area around Güssing. Another major attraction of Güssing is the Franciscan monastery. In recent years it has become the destination for many pilgrims especially from Hungary, because the church is the shrine of the Blessed Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann.

After a day full of learning about history and admiring the castle walls, head across the Austrian border to Mjus World for some first-class pampering in their spa.

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Wow factorFind out what hides behind the castle walls
Incentive type Historical experience
Best time of the year All year round
Location Gussing, Austria
Where to stay Why not add some relaxation and pampering to your trip. If you’re planning to stay in the interesting region of Western Hungary for longer, we recommend staying in Mjus World Resort & Thermal Park, located in the region of the Raba river, at the junction of three countries, only a few tens of kilometers from Austria and Slovenia.

Get in touch

Burg Güssing
Batthyannystraße 10
7540 Güssing
Phone: +43 3322 425 79