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Burgruine Aggstein

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Address: 3642 Aggsbach Dorf, Spitz, Austria
Phone Number: 0043 (0)2753/8228-1
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Small-Group Wachau Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Vienna

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An absolute MUST DO

Burg Aggstein is an incredible fortress ruin, with enough intact structure that you can easily let your imagination transport you back to medieval days with knights and princeses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dvorac4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burg Aggstein is an incredible fortress ruin, with enough intact structure that you can easily let your imagination transport you back to medieval days with knights and princeses and valor and honor. The views of the lovely Wachau Valley are wonderful. Best time to go is mid afternoon, after the tour busses and the eager beavers with their times schedules... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If in the area don't miss this remarkable castle with great views. We were fortunate enough to have an English speaking guide for our tour. Not many are offered as I understand it but worth asking when you check in. Tour lasted about 45 min and our guide explained many details that would not normally be learned otherwise. Don't park... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wachau Valley is a beautiful place to stay and unwind from the buzy city life. This ruin castle gives you a commanding view over the valley and Danube river. English handheld guides are only 1.50 euros and are highly recommended, all the signs are in German. Nice way to spend a couple of hours while visiting the Wachusett Valley.

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Salt lake city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I stopped here on my journey to Vienna from Linz. The castle history is nice. I recommend the translated tour unless you are can fluently read German. There are quite a few different displays and scenes that they have arranged, but the views from the top are what made the trip for me. I was lucky enough to be there... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

It was a sunny day in June and we drove up to the ruins. It has nicely been restored and it was a pleasure to walk around and see the views from the top

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

It is definitely a must see if you're in the neighborhood. One of the most beautiful castle ruins I've seen, however there is everything in german only (like more or less everywhere else in Austria) and they don't really care about tourists. Would be great if as a visitor you could learn more about the castle, its history, etc... The... More 

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darmstadt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This old fortress, most of it in ruins, sits on the mountain above the river Danube. It provides superb vies of the River and the surrounding landscape. Just a short trip up the mountain on a side road.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

The castle has unique view over the Danube and the Wachau valley. You can take the car and park upstairs. Entrance fee is not very cheap, but you can take your time to visit. The restaurant is great value for money for lunch, in a large castle antique room. The few tables at the window have an incredible view. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

First of all, follow the signs that say Burgruine Aggstein, NOT Aggstein wanderweg. The road gets narrow and looks more like someone's driveway but just keep going up,there's a parking lot at the top. We saw some people who obviously had parked at the bottom of the hill (where it looks like you should park) and they had quite a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Wonderful ruins set high on a promontory on the Danube River. Great views, surrounded by beautiful forrest.

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