The Burghausen Castle is the longest castle in Europe (1,043 m)With a length of over 1000 metres and almost all of its medieval fortifications still intact, Burghausen is one of the most impressive and largest castle complexes in Germany and in all Europe.
From 1255 on it was the second residence of the dukes of Lower Bavarian and the court of their consorts.
In the late Middle Ages Duke Georg der Reiche (George the Rich) turned the castle with its six courtyards into the strongest fortress in the country. In the historic Great Hall (Palas) are the ducal apartments and the castle chapel dedicated to St Elisabeth. The art gallery has a collection of late Gothic panel paintings and a monumental picture cycle illustrating the history of Bavaria.
There is a magnificent view of the surroundings from the viewing platform on the roof.