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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

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Amazing castle on top of a mountain

I was driving from Graz to Klagenfurt and visited this amazing castle en route. This place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terceira, Portugal

We did this as a daytrip from Villach and visited Dom Gurk, Hochosterwitz and Friesach all on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“small museum”(9 reviews)
“gift shop”(5 reviews)
“walk up”(5 reviews)
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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All reviews small museum gift shop walk up from afar takes about minutes nice walk well worth the trip sunny day nice weather guided tour car park hill gate lift restaurant german austria
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was driving from Graz to Klagenfurt and visited this amazing castle en route. This place fascinated me. The castle looks incredible, and already when you approach it by car you think “this place is fantastic!” At the bottom of the castle there is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as a daytrip from Villach and visited Dom Gurk, Hochosterwitz and Friesach all on the same day. a great day out. Excellent walk up to the castle through the defensive gates. It sits in a lovely position overlooking a pretty area and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

:( It has very little to see in the Castle itself. Only a small (few rooms) museums and the 45-minute walk through 14teen gates. Looks great from the bottom but not as big as one would think.

Thank Sightsee227848
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely a lovely spot.. in my opinion much better the "ensemble" glance from the distance ... "inside" is just ok (15€ fee is a bit too much for what it offers)

Thank Xaboom
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Not impressed of the service and the prices at the restaurant at the top of the castle, but the rest of the castle an the museum vas a great experience.

Thank Elin B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The walk up is wonderful but at 15 euros is expensive for what you get. You can pay 4.50 to come down in the lift if you want. I would not recommend the restaurant inside. The prices started at 13 euros a dish and I...More

Thank TeamKB9
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very stunning castle worth seeing. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the last tour leaves before the castle actually closes (my fault for just going by Google and not reading the actual web page), so I wasn’t able to go up, but it...More

Thank bbschellenberg
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This castle's best aspect is by the road from any direction - pull over and take a photo - it is fantastic. The cable car to the top is expensive but worth it if you do not want to walk up and down and around...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this attraction with high hopes and we were little disappointed. Firstly the price of visit is pretty high (24€ per person). Castle is beautiful and really interesting but there is huge difference between what is and what could be seen if it was...More

2  Thank Josip Š
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The castle is very nice and its location is awesome...Inside the castle there is a big collection of armour and the wiew is also fabulous...The only thing that schocked me was the price for 2 adoults (48eur)... I would say that for what you get...More

1  Thank Excursion730952
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18 February 2015|
Response from Alterwolf665 | Reviewed this property |
This is an old military fortress! No rooms to rent at all - only a small restaurant on top!! It is reat for sightseeing, even for parties - but not for a holiday.... Hope I could help! Beste regards,