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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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This is one of the BEST European Castles I have ever seen! I could see it from miles away as I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Forks, North Dakota

A beautiful fortress set high on a hill dominates the area around. There is a museum, Gift shop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darren W
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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“small museum” (9 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The walk to the top takes about 20 minutes and it's nice to take pictures of the valley along the way. Once you get to the top there is a restaurant and a museum. Maybe a bit overpriced. You pay €13.

Thank nonstoferma2013
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

There are brilliant views at the base of the hill looking up at the castle, but the views just get better and better as you wind your way up through the 15 fortified gatehouses to the top. There is also a church on the way....More

Thank Loved_Up2012
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Loved: - Amazing view from the castle. - The whole place is maintained in its original form. You can walk the paths and be in the rooms that once belonged to the ruling family and their subjects. - Lovely tavern inside the castle's inner courtyard....More

Thank laszlovad
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you love medieval castles, you'll love this one! This castle has a huge presence, and you have to have a huge heart to get to the top! If you are not fit or are wearing shoes that are unfit for strenuous walking, do not...More

Thank ChefTai
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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,