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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank scowil
Salt lake city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Aaronwoo
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Karen S
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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 

Thank Ales K
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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.

Thank weinweber
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.

Thank Mustlovebeagles
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

This medieval ruin lies 300m above the Danube but thankfully it can be reached by car (parking spots directly at the entrance). There is also the option to park the car far away and to walk up to the ruin. Once you enter the ruin, prepare for many steps, fantastic views over the Danube valley and don't miss to sit... More 

Thank Nipa27
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Burgruine Aggstein is a ruined castle on the right bank of the Danube in Wachau at an altitude of 480 m. You will have to drive about one and a half hours from Vienna. The castle was built at the beginning of the 12th century by Manegold III of Acchispach (Aggsbach). At the present time, in the territory of Burgruine... More 

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