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Address: Forchtenstein, 7212, Austria
Phone Number: 2626 81212
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Description: This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving...
This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving impossible for Ottoman invaders to capture.
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One of the most significant symbol of Burgenland

One of must-see "burg" when you are in Burgenland. Impressive castle visible from afar, good accessibility by car, great history inside, dominant medieval tower and very nice view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2014
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Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One of must-see "burg" when you are in Burgenland. Impressive castle visible from afar, good accessibility by car, great history inside, dominant medieval tower and very nice view from castle.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The castle was never captured so everything is in its original condition. One of the many homes and fortresses of the Esterhazy's, this one has the largest private weapons collection in Europe. The treasury chamber is excellent. The views from the castle are excellent and you appreciate its commanding position.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very big and original fortress. The enemy could never occupy, so every room and object are original. Here you will find Europe's largest private gun collection, original "modern" kitchen, very deep well (try it with water so funny), so nice treasury ect. If you have time buy combinated ticket and visit each of the three floors.

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Québec (ville), Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very interesting medieval castle in Burgenland. Amazing collection of weapons and luxurious items. Well restaured. Worth a visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Treasure chamber, armory, walls and view of the landscape - these are the main reasons for visiting the castle. Recommended warmer clothes and shoes, the castle walls are really thick (-: Guided tours in German or Hungarian, free movement of the area.

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Bozel, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We visited on a quick trip through Austria, from Hungary to France. It was a miserable day but an interesting castle to walk around. Best of all is you can walk around some of it for free. In fact rest did not really seem open, but I think tickets could be purchased from the gift shop. Imposing position and I... More 

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