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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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A great medieval castle

If you're a castle nut, this is one of the top 6 in Europe and top 10 in the world. It's top notch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
agfw99
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Toronto, Canada
One of the most magnificent castles

if you like castles, this one is a must for you - dramatic location, well preserved, with a story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kmarko
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“small museum” (9 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“from afar” (3 reviews)
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
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+43 4213 2020
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"from afar"
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"walk up"
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"takes about minutes"
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"incredible views"
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"interesting history"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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"nice weather"
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"guided tour"
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"restaurant"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're a castle nut, this is one of the top 6 in Europe and top 10 in the world. It's top notch defenses including the 14 fabulous gates (used by Walt Disney in Snow White) on the walk up, the view from the top...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like castles, this one is a must for you - dramatic location, well preserved, with a story. Accessible also by a kind of lift, but it is worth the 150 m climb to get a better impression of the measures / efforts taken...More

Thank kmarko
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Incredible views, interesting history, nice snack bar. It's located on top of a mountain. It was a hike up but well worth the effort.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I arrived to the castle because the pictures looked awesome. Indeed, from outside it looks great. That's why I accepted to pay 15/€ per person to enter; from my point of view it is very expensive given the average prices in Europe (I compare it...More

1  Thank AirLife
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is one of the BEST European Castles I have ever seen! I could see it from miles away as I drove to see this place! The feeling of excitement was a POWERFUL emotion that came over me at first sight of this AMAZING castle!...More

1  Thank ShanOC
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

A beautiful fortress set high on a hill dominates the area around. There is a museum, Gift shop, restaurant and art studio.

Thank Darren W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This castle is already a spectacular sight from the valley below which allows you to take in the castle and the walls climbing around the hill. Once there you can get to the top by lift or by walk. We decided to walk also because...More

Thank Sara L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The castle dominates the land around it. We took the elevator to the top and walked down. As with most castles, it started with a small Keep. Then came the residences of the royals, servants, soldiers and then the church. As the castle became a...More

Thank DonPaulo
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The castle is on the top of the hill. You can either walk up through dozen of gates or you can use cablecar to get you up. We took cablecar and enjoyed the gates and walk on the way back. The castle itself is not...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

It was rainy and cloudy but it added to the fairytale atmosphere of the castle setting at the top of the hill. Nice walk (3 km) from the neatest train station to the foot of the castle hill. A lift can take you from the...More

Thank Na O
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Dallasguillen
18 February 2015|
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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,
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