Reinhold Sahl

Head of Austria Castle Authority / European Heritage Label Network

Burghauptmann HR Mag. Reinhold Sahl

Burghauptmann Reinhold Sahl has been the head of Burghauptmannschaft Österreich ( since 2010. He studied Law at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and completed his training as a professional officer at the Military Academy, Wiener Neustadt. During most of his military career he was involved in the facilities management of military buildings. In his function as Burghauptmann, he is very keen to maintain and develop relevant competences and modern technologies for cultural heritage. The Burghauptmannschaft Österreich (BHÖ), a subordinate agency of the Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Location (Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort, BMDW), is in charge of the sustainable preservation of Austria’s cultural heritage. Among the most well-known properties under the administration of the Burghauptmannschaft Österreich are the Hofburg Vienna, the Hofburg Innsbruck, the Belvedere Palace and the Schönbrunn Palace. Others include the ministerial building on the Stubenring as well as Ambras Castle and the former concentration camp Mauthausen.


Burghauptmannschaft Österreich is the lead organising member of the European Heritage Label Network ( of 48 member sites and collections (April 2021) awarded by the European Union to buildings, documents, museums, archives, monuments or events which are seen as milestones in the creation of today's Europe. The program is managed by the European Commission.