In summer, usually on sundays, a knights' tournament with medieval market is organized. There are walk-ons in medieval clothing, minstrels, swordsmen…
The birds of pray that you see in Landskron were not taken from the free hunting ground, but were all born in captivity. In the about 40 minutes' flight show you can see them flying freely, sometimes just a few centimetres above your head! The falconers shows also the different ways of hunting of the various species of birds of prey, while explaining their behaviour and life habits. A show that is really worth seeing, especially for children.
May/June/Sept/Oct: every day at 11.00 a.m and 2.30 p.m.
July/August: every day at 11.00 a.m. , 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Old swords, inscription-stones and hill-graves prove that the fortress was already settled in the 9th Century before Christ. A document of King Charlemagne dating back 878 reports that the possession was given to the monastery Altoetting in Bayern. 1028 Count Ozzi owned the possession, then the counts from Sternberg, who built a castle.
The castle of Landskron was mentioned for the first time in a document from 1351. In 1355 the Habsburgs possessed the fortress. Emperor Maximilian I. gave Landskron 1511 to the Order of the Knights of St. George. 1542 the castle burned down. At the time of 1600 Landskron was a splendid Renaissance court . The castle was surrounded with a double wall with seven towers. The main building had four floors, a high main-tower and strong defence-tower.
1812 a flash struck the castle and burnt it down. Nowadays the castle is transformed in a restaurant. You can visit some rooms of the castle with little exhibitions of medieval founds for free.