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Address: 3642 Aggsbach Dorf, Spitz, Austria
Phone Number: 0043 (0)2753/8228-1
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Amazing Castle Ruins

Aggstein was built high above the Danube and the views of the Wachau Valley are not better anywhere. Parts of the ruins are very well preserved and are more than worth the travel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Mijas Pueblo, Spain
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Mijas Pueblo, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Aggstein was built high above the Danube and the views of the Wachau Valley are not better anywhere. Parts of the ruins are very well preserved and are more than worth the travel to get there. Unless you are used to steep inclines, I recommend taking the shuttle from the parking lot which is located across the street from the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I usually attend medieval feasts - and they usually start there. Every year, this is some special occasion. The ruin itself is high above on a hill and you have a view down onto the Danube and furthermore into the "Zentralgebirge" of Austria. It is worth a visit, especially on sunny days. It has its own magical charm.

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Voronezh, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

It's a medieval ruins situated right on the top of the hill. There is nothing besides ruins but due to this fact you can see how it was during medieval times... You can feel a spirit of real history there - while walking there it's so easy to imagine knights & battles... Moreover, you'll enjoy wonderful views of surroundings -... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

These castle ruins are situated high above the Danube with fantastic views two ways over the river and the Wachau valley. While they are much like other ruins in many ways there is a small chapel still intact and some other areas not completely ruined. There are numerous steps leading to different areas of the castle and it's actually worthwhile... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Burgruine Aggstein is a ruined castle at the top of a high hill. It commands views both ways at a strategic bend in the Danube river which used to give the inhabitants control of who passed by on the river. The view from the top of the surrounding countryside is stupendous. This castle is off the tourist track and there... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

...and I've been to a lot. Aggstein is an amazing castle even today as ruins; it must have been spectacular in its heyday. It is very well preserved, and the amenities for visitors are excellent, from the visitors' center to the audio tour to the wooden walkways that take you to all around the castle to the surprisingly affordable and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I visited this attraction with my family in July 2013. It is a beautiful place to visit with a great infrastructure that allows one to explore the ruins, including cafeteria and gift store. The view from the Wachau is amazing.

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Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We really enjoyed this castle ruin. You can climb all over it and really get a feel for how people lived in those days. The one euro English audio guide is really nice. We went backwards to the route others took, but you just push a number by certain spots for great information. We were going to hike to the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you can brave the long, steep walk to the top (or have a car) this ruin is a great place to visit. The view over the valley at the top is stunning and well worth the climb in it's self. There is a lovely cafe up there too where you can refuel before heading back down again. Not everything... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Great castle ruins to explore- especially if it's not crowded like the day we went. Its a very steep drive up to the castle, but don't be alarmed (like we were) the narrow road opens up to a nice large parking area at the top. It's about a kilometer drive up the tiny access road to the parking lot. Great... More 

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