We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ruinenweg, Graz 8051, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 68 45 50
Website
Description: The ruins of the Gösting Castle rise up where the Mur River Valley opens...
The ruins of the Gösting Castle rise up where the Mur River Valley opens up into Graz. Built in this strategic position between the 11th and the 15th centuries, the castle could control all traffic into Graz. In 1925, the Castle Society was founded to attempt to prevent further destruction after years of neglect and fires during the 18th and 19th centuries. Rising 200 meters over the Mur River, Gösting Ruins offers great views over Graz.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth the hike to the top

One of the best part of the castle Burgruine Gosting; besides being an ancient castle. Is the fact that the castle has not been commercialized. The castle itself and the ground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jester2525
,
Vienna, Austria
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best part of the castle Burgruine Gosting; besides being an ancient castle. Is the fact that the castle has not been commercialized. The castle itself and the ground are very well maintained. There was not an entry fee and you are free to roam about the castle and grounds. The castle is about a 20 minute cab... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This castle was my favorite of all of Gratz. It is well worth the long hike to the top . I will advise this place is not handicap accessible . The castle dates back to 1046 and was used for trade and also a lookout for invading army's . Not all of the castle is open during winter but go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's about a 25 minutes walk up a steep path but you'll be rewarded with a great view of Graz and surroundings from a fortress built in the 11th century.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Graz, Austria
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You will be set back by some centuries, believe me !!! There also is a nice simple eating place, but with top quality. The people there are very welcoming, if you come there as a stranger----

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a very rewarding walk with a lot of shade to keep things cool in the summer. When you get to the top, the ruins are really interesting and very accessible. The view of Graz and the surrounding hills is fantastic. Once done looking around the castle, a stop at the cafe for beer, grilled brats, and music made for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Graz, Austria
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
73 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The walk to this ruin is quite arduous however once at the top it's worthwhile. The castle itself is 12th century. There are some rooms that are still functional with exhibits. There is a restaurant around the back with sells good meals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Graz
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
88 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Ruine Gösting is one of the several old castles in the surrounding of Graz. This one is reachable pretty easy with public transport and a thirty minute ascend. On the top is a restaurant which is open every day expect Monday. Interesting is also the short sidetrip to the Jungfernsprung which offers a nice view of the Judendorf/Gratkorn area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Graz, Austria
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Nice romantic ruins complete with a lover's leap, actually, a virgin's leap (Jungfernsprung). There is no record of the last virgin who leapt.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Graz, Austria
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The first bit of the hill is a steep climb, but this is Austria. The tavern at the top is excellent - there's no electricity and all of the food has to be brought up by the ladies that work in the reconstructed ruins of the castle. The food is very Austrian and it is VERY good. The outdoor terrace... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Graz, Austria
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
73 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Takes about an hour walking steadily from Gosting to this beautiful old medieval castle. Its a steep climb so be prepared. The castle itself still has some parts that are compete and you can climb the stairs and go inside. There are displays showing stuff. The main attraction is the restaurant at the bottom where walkers get there recharge. Great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Burgruine Gosting also viewed

 

Been to Burgruine Gosting? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Burgruine Gosting staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?