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Address: Forchtenstein 7212, Austria
Phone Number: 2626 81212

This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving...

This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving impossible for Ottoman invaders to capture.

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1 Hour Castle Tour with Weapons Collection at the Forchtenstein Castle
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50 Minute Self-Guided Tour of Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors
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The Esterházy Treasure Chamber Visit

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Short visit, long trip, but it's a real War Castle

We took city bus from Vienna Central Station to this southern castle. Easy trip with wi-fi across nice countryside, it's a real outing. The castle is small and serious! It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Burt H
Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took city bus from Vienna Central Station to this southern castle. Easy trip with wi-fi across nice countryside, it's a real outing. The castle is small and serious! It is a War Castle, not a palace or even nice lodge for the royalty. Castle was never taken by enemy and is totally undamaged. The armory is ready for 300+... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I honestly recommend the castle visit. Large history of the Esterhazy family, family treasures and historical weapons from the 17-19th century in a very nice, well preserved castle. Do not miss the panorama terrace, from where you have the best view to the region!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I can strongly recommend you to visit this castle of the famous Hungarian noble family Esterházy in the Burgenland province of Austriat, at a ca. hour-long car drive from Vienna. It's one of the few castles that the enemy could never occupy and therefore every room and objects are originals. This is also one of Europe's oldest (and still functioning)... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One of must-see "burg" when you are in Burgenland. Impressive castle visible from afar, good accessibility by car, great history inside, dominant medieval tower and very nice view from castle.

Thank Silvia H
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The castle was never captured so everything is in its original condition. One of the many homes and fortresses of the Esterhazy's, this one has the largest private weapons collection in Europe. The treasury chamber is excellent. The views from the castle are excellent and you appreciate its commanding position.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very big and original fortress. The enemy could never occupy, so every room and object are original. Here you will find Europe's largest private gun collection, original "modern" kitchen, very deep well (try it with water so funny), so nice treasury ect. If you have time buy combinated ticket and visit each of the three floors.

Thank HeNtEs
Québec (ville), Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very interesting medieval castle in Burgenland. Amazing collection of weapons and luxurious items. Well restaured. Worth a visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Treasure chamber, armory, walls and view of the landscape - these are the main reasons for visiting the castle. Recommended warmer clothes and shoes, the castle walls are really thick (-: Guided tours in German or Hungarian, free movement of the area.

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Bozel, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We visited on a quick trip through Austria, from Hungary to France. It was a miserable day but an interesting castle to walk around. Best of all is you can walk around some of it for free. In fact rest did not really seem open, but I think tickets could be purchased from the gift shop. Imposing position and I... More 

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