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Address: 3642 Aggsbach Dorf, Spitz, Austria
Phone Number: 0043 (0)2753/8228-1
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Great place to visit with kids if you are around / in Wachau

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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california
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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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Karlshamn, Sweden
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223 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The entrance fee was a bit steep so we only explored outside the castle. Great views of the Danube! Very small, steep road when driving up to the castle.

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Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The Burgruine Aggstein castle ruins are in a very good conditions. Situated in a high level of Danube it has a fantastic view to both sides. You may sit and watch the Wachau valley and the river side. The wine yards are on the other side. We walked there through the forest and also watched the birds and plants.

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Mijas Pueblo, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Aggstein was built high above the Danube and the views of the Wachau Valley are not better anywhere. Parts of the ruins are very well preserved and are more than worth the travel to get there. Unless you are used to steep inclines, I recommend taking the shuttle from the parking lot which is located across the street from the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I usually attend medieval feasts - and they usually start there. Every year, this is some special occasion. The ruin itself is high above on a hill and you have a view down onto the Danube and furthermore into the "Zentralgebirge" of Austria. It is worth a visit, especially on sunny days. It has its own magical charm.

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Voronezh, Russia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

It's a medieval ruins situated right on the top of the hill. There is nothing besides ruins but due to this fact you can see how it was during medieval times... You can feel a spirit of real history there - while walking there it's so easy to imagine knights & battles... Moreover, you'll enjoy wonderful views of surroundings -... More 

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