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3642 Aggsbach Dorf, Spitz, Austria
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All reviews castle ruins worth the climb danube river narrow road wachau valley ruined castle nice restaurant great place to visit right bank audio tour entrance fee imagine life century german trail caste forest
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

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 –...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kate M
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barb577
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ArijLor
Reviewed November 8, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed October 4, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Clara S
Reviewed August 20, 2017

As part of our river cruise tour, we visited here after the Melk Abbey. Dating back to the 12th century, this is a ruined castle on the right bank of the Danube. It was a very hot afternoon and we were greeted with buskers and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

The ruins of an old castle perched atop a steep hill, we were initially unsure how to get there as our sat-nav had informed us that it was on a road with limited access and signs at the bottom seemed to indicate that you couldn’t...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Blackth0rn
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We went as part of a group and some "busker entertainment" was provided. Great ruins which have been pretty much left "as is". My advice is to climb the steps and explore the upper reaches. Views are well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rama1
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We loved our visit her, and our lunch in the castle courtyard! I wish we spoke German as many people had some sort of audio information gadget. The castle is amazing, with many nooks and crannies and fair cases to high places.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jengev
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a trip to this commanding castle at the top of the hill. It was quite a climb (45 mins up a 20% gradient hill- follow the red signs halfway up to cut through the forest) but well worth it. The castle itself has...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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It will be uphill walk and I have difficulty to say how possible it is. Better take car of bus if available.
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