Schloss Klessheim: Event Venue Facelift


The fundamental renovation work at Schloss Klessheim palace on the outskirts of Salzburg has taken around one year to complete. As well as the addition of buildings and extension of existing structures, Casino Salzburg is now completely air conditioned and is barrier free around the premises. The goal of providing one of the most attractive venues in Salzburg and the surrounding areas has now been achieved.

Schloss Klessheim – A palace then and now

Schloss Klessheim palace can look back on over 300 years of history. It was built from 1700 to 1709 under the auspices Prince Bishop Johann Ernst Graf Thun. After the dissolution of the archbishopric of Salzburg in 1803 the palace passed into the ownership of the regional rulers of the time. Subsequently it was owned by the family of the emperor for 100 years, before in 1921 it was purchased by the Salzburg region provincial government and shortly afterward used to accommodate the ‘School for Rhythm and Gymnastics’. Later on it served as a guesthouse for the Salzburg region. Since 1993 has been successfully used as the venue for Salzburg’s casino.

Expansion of the meetings & events portfolio

Alteration work on Schloss Klessheim palace commenced in early 2015 on a budget of around €14.3m. Extension of the restaurant and event venue space has enabled Casino Salzburg to become even more attractive for customers in the meetings and events sectors.

Here’s an overview of the benefits:

Casino Salzburg can offer corporate customers special packages. Providers and suppliers can get to know existing and potential business customers better during a game of poker, black jack or roulette. Those not wishing to offer gambling for money can play for prizes and business tokens.

Looking into a barrier-free future

Additional structures and extensions have augmented the available useful space by 1045m². Most of the space is being be used to comply with official license requirements, for the construction of toilet facilities and to achieve complete barrier-free access around the palace. For the first time in its history Schloss Klessheim is barrier free.

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