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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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Lovely walk, beautiful views

There are brilliant views at the base of the hill looking up at the castle, but the views just get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Beautiful Castle

Loved: - Amazing view from the castle. - The whole place is maintained in its original form. You... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are brilliant views at the base of the hill looking up at the castle, but the views just get better and better as you wind your way up through the 15 fortified gatehouses to the top. There is also a church on the way....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved: - Amazing view from the castle. - The whole place is maintained in its original form. You can walk the paths and be in the rooms that once belonged to the ruling family and their subjects. - Lovely tavern inside the castle's inner courtyard....More

Thank laszlovad
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love medieval castles, you'll love this one! This castle has a huge presence, and you have to have a huge heart to get to the top! If you are not fit or are wearing shoes that are unfit for strenuous walking, do not...More

Thank ChefTai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive medieval castle with 14 gates! Long walk (1h) up and great views! There's a museum and a restaurant at the top. The lift was not operational (September 2016)

Thank Bozena W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, We've been there in June 2017. The castle looks very good from the distance. It has a strong position and it looks big. Unfortunately there is not so much to see inside. It worths to have a go and see it if you love...More

Thank Vasile R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were take here by our relatives as it is a little way outside Klagenfurt where we were staying. Great walk (not for the unfit) up to the castle thorugh the many gates. Tremendous view on the way up and at the top. The castle...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed May 12, 2017

A perfect fairytale castle as one approaches. The climb up was hard work for a 78 year old but the views were rewarding. Don't expect dramatic interiors. The gateways as one climbs are the feature. A drab courtyard at the top. A museum with suits...More

Thank Graham26139
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

But it was not open and you couldn't walk through even one of the gates on Dec 23,2016. Still worth the drive, as there was a gyrocopter field and sledding hill nearby! Beautiful castle!

Thank MKells
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Fascinating historical castle > > > > don't miss this site, its located in a typical Austrian Alpine Country side just about 25 km out of Klagenfurt. Its a great & long walk to the top only for fit people. (Take an umbrella/head protection on...More

Thank petermuellerborneo
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Castle is very close to Klagenfurt where I stayed 4 days. There are 3 ways to go there - train, car, bicycle. I went by bycycle which took me around 1.5 hours (25 km from Klagenfurt). The castle and area around is great, real Austrian...More

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February 17, 2015|
Response from Alterwolf665 | Reviewed this property |
This is an old military fortress! No rooms to rent at all - only a small restaurant on top!! It is reat for sightseeing, even for parties - but not for a holiday.... Hope I could help! Beste regards,