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A glimpse into the past

Take a look behind the scenes and find out what's going on behind the curtain of Austria's oldest civic theatre. Experience the Austrian coffee house tradition in the Biedermeier Café and let yourself be carried away into the world of nobility at the Greinburg. Be curious and immerse yourself in a day full of curiosities and anecdotes from the distant and near past.

  • Looking behind the scenes of a theatre
  •  theatre of the guests
  • Coffee in the Biedermeier Café
  • Unique sights: Austria’s oldest city theatre still staged with unique locking seats, Sala Terrena with Danube pebble mosaic and cell vaults – a rarity in Austria
  • A journey through time – stories from the past.
  • What you always wanted to know about “theatre life” and “life in a castle”.
  • Professional guides who know the area.
  • Good balance of culture and nature
  • No queues due to previous bookings


  • Guided tour in the morning
  • Coffee break
    The hike in the afternoon can be individually long.
  • The first tour is through the theatre, then the guests come up to the castle. After the guided tour of the castle, the guests go for lunch alone.
  • The hike following the Gobelwarte can also be done on their own (hiking maps are available, hiking guides on request).
  • Alternatively to the hike you can also book a boat trip on the Danube.
  • 1 h in theatre
  • 1,5 h in the castle
Number of participantsfrom 12 persons
Spoken LanguagesGerman, English
Specific requirements

Bookings at least one week in advance, due to the timing of the tours between the theatre and the castle.

Important: bring good footgear for the hiking

Please dont bring animals or food

Important information

Total price for adults € 20,00

Total price for pupils (6 to 16 years) and students € 13,00

We kindly ask you to book the coffee break and lunch on site. Price on request.

Payment in cash or by invoice (tour groups)


Availabilityfrom May



Stadtplatz 7

4360 Grein


Buchung: Stadttheater:

  +43 7268/70

  +43 7268/7030

Mrs. Holzweber

Stadttheater Grein

Stadtplatz 7

4360 Grein

+43 7268 7730

Mrs.Kerstin Swoboda, MA

Herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha’sche Fortverwaltung

Greinburg 1

4360 Grein

+43 7268 7007 21

+43 664 9861981

More Information

Region description

The historic town of Grein on the Danube is the main town of the Strudengau region. It was elevated to the status of a town in 1491, making it the third oldest town in the Mühlviertel region. Widely known in the Middle Ages as the "little golden town", Grein today enchants with its nostalgic charm. Witnesses of the fabulous cultural life of the city from the past to the present are the unique Greinburg Castle with the Maritime Museum and the famous Municipal Theater with attached Municipal Museum. A series of high-profile event cycles round out the cultural offerings. A look behind the scenes of this very special Danube city is worthwhile.

The ancient cultural landscape of the Strudengau is characterized by the Danube incision with the steep cliffs of the Danube valley, which is very narrow here. Hiking trails with brilliant views of the Danube valley and the Alps in the south, power spots like the Marienstein, Mondstein or Frauenstein, deep gorges, towering rock faces and last but not least the untouched nature still inspire many visitors from near and far.

Today Grein lies on the Danube Cycle Path, the Danube Trail, the Road of Emperors and Kings, the Road of Historic Theaters and the Castles and Palaces Trail.

Additional booking and contact information:

Booking: Municipal Theater:

                                               +43 7268/7055

                                               +43 7268/7030