Whether for receptions, conferences, anniversaries, weddings, film shoots, fashion shows, theatre or music, Franzensfeste’s total area of 200,000 m² offers practically unlimited space and opportunities for staging unforgettable events.


A wide variety of room formats, courtyards and open spaces can be hired for events of all kinds. The large halls and the spacious courtyard of the Lower Fortress offer sufficient space for anniversaries, company dinners, music shows or other major events. With their brick vaults and wooden floors, the rooms are also suitable for smaller meetings, private events, theatre and music. Organise a party at Franzensfeste for your friends or clients and let yourself be inspired by the breathtaking backdrop!

For more information about hiring rates and conditions of the locations listed here, contact

The “General Franz von Scholl”

228 m²

This events hall consists of three spaces with barrel vaults connected by two round arches. This architectural feature offers organisers countless possibilities for its use: it is an ideal venue for conferences, lectures, receptions, theatrical performances and private parties.

The “Engineer Carl Martony”
powder magazine

144 m²

The former powder magazine consists of a central room with a round vault flanked by six lateral niches. The round arches are made of red bricks and, together with the wooden floor, create a pleasant atmosphere for parties, meetings, smaller conferences or theatre and concert performances.

The Inner Courtyard

3,125 m²

The inner courtyard in the Lower Fortress, located just after the entrance, adjoins the bistro garden and the neo-Gothic chapel at the foot of the Middle Fortress. It is ideal for major musical events, theatrical performances and social events of all kinds.

The Middle Fortress

2,000 m²

The Middle Fortress is connected to the Lower Fortress area by a staircase and a lift. The dominant element in this part of the complex is vegetation, which not only covers the courtyards but also adorns the roofs. The Middle Fortress can be used to stage larger festivals, exhibitions or concerts. The interiors (also suitable as exhibition pavilions) and outdoor areas can be used in tandem.

Event halls
at the BBT Infopoint

Two event halls can be rented at the BBT Infopoint. The "Karel van Miert" congress hall with 192 sqm of space and room for up to 150 participants and the presentation hall with 69 sqm up to 60 seats. They are each equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are also suitable for multilingual meetings and press conferences.

Please enquire directly at the BBT Infopoint: