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Burgruine Gosting

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Address: Ruinenweg, Graz 8051, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 684550
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The ruins of the Gösting Castle rise up where the Mur River Valley opens up...

The ruins of the Gösting Castle rise up where the Mur River Valley opens up into Graz. Built in this strategic position between the 11th and the 15th centuries, the castle could control all traffic into Graz. In 1925, the Castle Society was founded to attempt to prevent further destruction after years of neglect and fires during the 18th and 19th centuries. Rising 200 meters over the Mur River, Gösting Ruins offers great views over Graz.

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Nice view

You have to walk 30 minutes to get there, but it is worth it from my point of view. The view is nice, and the ruins are interesting. There was a lady who guided us for free, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
SzamoskoziPeter
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

You have to walk 30 minutes to get there, but it is worth it from my point of view. The view is nice, and the ruins are interesting. There was a lady who guided us for free, but she spoke German and I did not understand much. She was very helpful - we arrived after 6 PM, the tower was... More 

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Gosting is a very nice place if you want to have a walk . Very nice view of Graz from there .. I highly recommend everyone who visit Graz to make some time for visiting this place . It is also easy to reach Gosting; bus line nr. 40 will take you at the bottom of the hill .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A lovely hike up a hill for the not too unfit with a lovely view of the surrounds. Small Gastwirtshaft available for refreshments

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Gatineau,Québec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

It's a good walk up the hill from the base of the mountain so you need to be in shape (it was not my case so I had to stop 3 times to recover my breath). The effort is worthwhile since the small castle in the top is very beautiful and you get a panoramic view of the valleys near... More 

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

If you like walking/hiking, then the Gosting ruins offer a good view of Graz and the surrounding area. Not as hard as hiking up mountains but not as easy as walking in the park.

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Getting up to the Gösting ruins requires approximately a 20 minute hike. It's a bit strenuous but definitely worth it! Once there you get to see the old ruins of the castle which are cool in itself, but you also get a wonderful view overlooking Graz. There is a small tavern in the ruins where you're able to buy some... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

One of the best part of the castle Burgruine Gosting; besides being an ancient castle. Is the fact that the castle has not been commercialized. The castle itself and the ground are very well maintained. There was not an entry fee and you are free to roam about the castle and grounds. The castle is about a 20 minute cab... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

This castle was my favorite of all of Gratz. It is well worth the long hike to the top . I will advise this place is not handicap accessible . The castle dates back to 1046 and was used for trade and also a lookout for invading army's . Not all of the castle is open during winter but go... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

It's about a 25 minutes walk up a steep path but you'll be rewarded with a great view of Graz and surroundings from a fortress built in the 11th century.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

You will be set back by some centuries, believe me !!! There also is a nice simple eating place, but with top quality. The people there are very welcoming, if you come there as a stranger----

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