Burgruine Aggstein

Burgruine Aggstein, Spitz

Burgruine Aggstein
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Landmark in the Wachau High above the Danube, with a breathtaking view of the world cultural heritage site, the Wachau, lies Aggstein - Austria`s most famous castle ruin. The imposing fortress has a truly adventurous history. You can still feel this today in the carefully restored walls. Dive into the Middle Ages! 900 years of eventful history The history of den ruins of Aggstein dates back to the beginning of the 12th century. Some of its former owners played a significant role in the Danube region. Some of them used theur power for personal enrichment. Their misdeeds and the changing history of the castle are still part of the legends and stories surrounding Aggstein. Fabulous castle experience Whether you are coming from Maria Langegg via the trail of St. James or by car, whether you are visiting one of our events or organising a celebration in our premises: the ruins of Aggstein always offer the perfect sitting an a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable experience!
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JeffTheChairman
Exeter, UK1,127 contributions
AMAZING CASTLE
Aug 2019 • Couples
In the village of Spitz resting on the Danube we saw Burgruine Aggstein
Up a steep hill but worth the climb Amazing views towards the river
Written August 14, 2019
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Petr P
3 contributions
Beautiful place and views
Jul 2019
Nice view of Danube river and great access to the most parts of castle. Try to reach the rock behind the castle for best views. Entrance fee 6,90 EUR.
Written August 7, 2019
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,857 contributions
Castle on the Danube
Aug 2018 • Solo
The small castle is built on a steep hill on the banks of the Danube and would have provided control of the river traffic. It is visible from the river and you can also go inside the castle if you are really interested and up for the steep climb.
Written July 27, 2019
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greacia
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Aggstein
Jun 2018 • Solo
I visited Aggstein in 1987 and saw remains of a fire. My great-grandmother died in that fire. Sadly in 2006 the area with the fire was demolished. I felt like I lost part of my family history
Written May 11, 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Beautiful location
May 2019 • Couples
Another great castle along the Danube. Check the opening times before you go. You can also climb up the mountain on feet (it takes about an hour!)
Written May 1, 2019
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Kate M
Tascott NSW Australia325 contributions
Wonderfully restored relic
Aug 2018 • Couples
A great place to visit at the top of a large hill and well worth the climb up the stars to the tiny little chapel – there had been a wedding there the day before so the chapel was still littered with rose petals – just so beautiful – only a small number of guests were my thought.
Written September 8, 2018
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Barb577
Brisbane, Australia424 contributions
Not to be missed!
Jun 2018 • Couples
This was an unexpected wonder! Aggestein Castle, in the Wachau Valley is a fabulous medieval castle / fortress built in the rocks overlooking the Danube. Access is very easy with a car. The castle was restored in the 70's and for a small entrance fee you can wander, climb turrets, and be afforded incredible views. There is even a nice restaurant inside.

This is a brilliant place to visit with children as they have activities and an adventure trail to follow.
Written June 14, 2018
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ArijLor
Beverwijk, The Netherlands434 contributions
Castle on the rock
Jan 2018 • Friends
Little cute Austrian village you enter, from here you get up with the stairs all the way to the top of the castle. You need good shoes and water for the walk. It's pretty steep going up on the old rocky stairs. Not for people who are scared of hight and don't have a good condition. You can have a few stops and enjoy the view. Castle on top is very nice!
Written January 2, 2018
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Laurie S
Denver, NC1,426 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Apr 2017 • Couples
The castle ruins are perched on the hill. When you arrive at the sign for the castle, there is a lower parking lot and we saw people parking and walking. NO! Drive your car to the top and there is ample parking and no walking up to the castle. We purchased the audio tour which we found so very helpful since most of the castle is in ruins. It brought the ruins to life and you could more easily imagine life as it was. I would recommend good walking shoes for this one, as there is gravel, dirt and many stairs. There is also an area that you can descend into a cave, you can use the flashlight on your phone if you have one. This is not the castle for you if you have mobility issues. Climb to the top and the views of the Danube are beautiful! We spent several hours here, far longer than anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommended!
Written November 8, 2017
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Clara S
Yorba Linda, CA436 contributions
Lovely Views of Danube River
Aug 2017 • Couples
The caste is reached by a beautiful narrow road. There is a lot of walking and lots of stairs at the castle. Lovely views of the Danube at top of castle. It would be interesting for history buffs and kids. We sat down at an outside table for lunch and waited about 15 minutes without anyone coming to take our order. I even got up and asked a waitress if we were supposed to order at the window and then they would serve us. She said to just sit down and someone would take our order. We decided to leave and had a lunch of roast pork at Pulker's Heuriger further north up the road surrounded by beautiful vineyards.
Written October 4, 2017
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