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A Significant Military and Political History and an Interesting Museum

Forchtenstein is really worth a detour. We budgeted 2 hours for the impressive fortress and spent... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
DonPaulo
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Richmond, Virginia
Real castle on the high hill

It's a castle, not a palace or a mansion, so don't expect any rose gardens or large courtyards... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Bruno_Croatia
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Croatia
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Sep 20, 2017
“A Significant Military and Political History and an Interesting Museum”
Aug 30, 2017
“Seems an interesting place, but...”
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This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving impossible for Ottoman invaders to capture.
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Melinda Esterhazy Platz 1, Forchtenstein 7212, Austria
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Forchtenstein is really worth a detour. We budgeted 2 hours for the impressive fortress and spent half the day. From a military point this fortress is essentially intact, looming over the surrounding countryside. The military significance should be obvious to all. In the living quarters...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Burg Forchtenstein is a beautiful castle in a picturesque mountain scenery. According to advertisement leaflets and tourist guides, the exhibitions and collections inside seem great, but that's something I can't confirm because these leaflets and guides refer to a closing time at 0600pm... but forget...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

It's a castle, not a palace or a mansion, so don't expect any rose gardens or large courtyards there. There's no much to see from the outside, except from the castle itself and it's walls. But it does look impressive standing on the high hill...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Bruno_Croatia
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see castle if you visit the eastern part of Austria or the western part of Hungary. The castle is in a beautiful location with a spectacular view to the east, north-east. Parking slot is available nearby the castle for free. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tivadarb2016
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Our family enjoyed the tour very much. It was in Hungarian. (This part of Austria belonged to Hungary , so many people speak Hungarian here.And many tourists arrive from Hungary of course.) The castle became an armory, so you can see weapons (guns, swords, armour,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Greta place to visit in any time of the year, although make sure you are warmly dressed in the winter, the castle is not heated. Quite nicely guided.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Its absolutely worth the money and time that you will pend here. The guides are accurate and helpful. There are resonable prices for the trips, You can visit the treasury , the armory and the living parts of the castle.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank csord_sj
Reviewed July 24, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank CsongorAmiGO
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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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