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Castles 101!

End of a quiet day, but construction was still going on at this castle so we took the tour! VERY... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
Bill S
By Far the Most Interesting Place on our 3 Week Austrian Vacation

We knew this would be an interesting day, but we never imagined how much so. We have visited... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
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Nov 2, 2017
“Castles 101!”
Sep 17, 2017
“By Far the Most Interesting Place on our 3 Week Austrian Vacation”
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The historical experimentThe medieval construction site, located in the southern part of Friesach (the oldest city of Carinthia) which spans over 6.5 hectares, presents a great historical experiment to its visitors. A medieval castle is being...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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St.Veiter Strasse 30, Friesach 9360, Austria
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

End of a quiet day, but construction was still going on at this castle so we took the tour! VERY glad we did! Speaking English only for us, our guide was excellent as she told us of the methods and lives of the Castle builders...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We knew this would be an interesting day, but we never imagined how much so. We have visited countless numbers of castles and are quite familiar with where, why and how they were built. At the Burgbau we watched the process and talked to the...More

1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a marvelous project. Here you can see in person, how castles are built. On this site they are actually building a castle, with the same materials and ways - as how it was done in the old days. We learned a lot on...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

An outstanding program with extremely interesting guidance both in German and English if required. This place is worth visiting every two or three years to monitor the progress of the building.

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Reviewed August 26, 2015

Friesach is a lovely medieval town and worth visiting in its own right, but this castle building site is an added wonder. They are constructing a 12th century typical Alpine castle on a hill very close to the town. As far as I know it...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are interested in medieval craftsmanship and building methods this is the place to be. Though the building sight is still in its early stage workshops were finished and working. Even though we came on a sunday, people were running the workshops. Things were...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2015

Three generations of our family, from 3 year old Thomas to Grandpa visited Friesach this June. It is a lovely old town with a super cake and chocolate shop, Café Craigher. However even better than cake was our visit to Burgbau Friesach where they are...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

...not too exciting. No enthusiasm of anybody. They still would have many years to go - but I am sure noone will pay the bill that long.

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