Campagnebeeld Winterwonderkasteel
© Abuli Munavary

Oriental Winter Wonder Castle

The Winter Wonder Castle will carry you back in time to the Crusades.
From 11 December 2021 to 9 January 2022, inclusive

Oriental atmosphere

During his first crusade, Philip of Alsace was inspired by Eastern customs and habits. Now he’s thinking of taking up the cross a second time. But Christmas is coming. The servants at the Gravensteen have got everything ready for the festive season. Expect an Eastern atmosphere, exotic scents, warm colours and magical lights.

And you can warm up in our cosy winter bar!

Children can go in search of the treasures the crusaders brought back from the east. At the end of their search, a little surprise awaits them.

Tickets and Prices

We work with a limited capacity and therefore we recommend to reserve your tickets online in advance, so you are sure of your place.

During Winter Wonder Castle the normal entrance fees for the Castle of the Counts apply. The Winter Wonder experience you get for free on top of it.

Book online

Opening hours castle

10 December: 5 pm to 10 pm
11 December
: 10 am to 10 pm
12 to 16 December: 10 am to 6 pm 
17 and 18 December: 10 am to 10 pm
19 to 23 December: 10 am to 6 pm
24 and 25 December: closed
26 to 30 December: 10 am to 10 pm
31 December and 1 January: closed
2 to 8 January: 10 am to 10 pm
9 January: 10 am to 6 pm

Last tickets at the box office: one hour before closing time.
In order to enjoy your visit with audioguide to the fullest, it is best to plan an hour and a half.

Winter bar

In a cosy setting, you can enjoy a mulled wine or beer, a chance you only get once a year.

The winter bar is freely accessible and is open until one hour after closing time of the Castle. Last glass half an hour before closing time.

Don't forget your Covid Safe Ticket.

Pictures of the past years