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Burg Forchtenstein

Forchtenstein, 7212, Austria
2626 81212
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Burgenland
Type: Castles, Military Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving impossible for Ottoman invaders to capture.

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Bern, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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