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Address: 3642 Aggsbach Dorf, Spitz, Austria
Phone Number: 0043 (0)2753/8228-1
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Dog friendly ruin with great views

This medieval ruin lies 300m above the Danube but thankfully it can be reached by car (parking spots directly at the entrance). There is also the option to park the car far away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This medieval ruin lies 300m above the Danube but thankfully it can be reached by car (parking spots directly at the entrance). There is also the option to park the car far away and to walk up to the ruin. Once you enter the ruin, prepare for many steps, fantastic views over the Danube valley and don't miss to sit... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Burgruine Aggstein is a ruined castle on the right bank of the Danube in Wachau at an altitude of 480 m. You will have to drive about one and a half hours from Vienna. The castle was built at the beginning of the 12th century by Manegold III of Acchispach (Aggsbach). At the present time, in the territory of Burgruine... More 

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Karlshamn, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The entrance fee was a bit steep so we only explored outside the castle. Great views of the Danube! Very small, steep road when driving up to the castle.

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Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Burgruine Aggstein castle ruins are in a very good conditions. Situated in a high level of Danube it has a fantastic view to both sides. You may sit and watch the Wachau valley and the river side. The wine yards are on the other side. We walked there through the forest and also watched the birds and plants.

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Mijas Pueblo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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