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Burgruine Gosting

Ruinenweg, Graz 8051, Austria
+43 316 684550
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Meh - or GREAT - id all depends on YOU

quite a hike, and no cold drinks in the bar up there - but it IS an old ruined castle, and they... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Perth, Western Austraia
Nice view

You have to walk 30 minutes to get there, but it is worth it from my point of view. The view is... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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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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“ruins” (6 reviews)
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Ruinenweg, Graz 8051, Austria
+43 316 684550
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

quite a hike, and no cold drinks in the bar up there - but it IS an old ruined castle, and they have drinks available. I like walking up there - and I believe you may too

Thank spikey2
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...More

Thank SzamoskoziPeter
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;...More

Thank Rem0811
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

Thank Andrew R
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...More

1  Thank Christian O
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.

1  Thank Merrifique
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...More

1  Thank Nicole S
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...More

1  Thank Jester2525
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...More

Thank globedeva
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.

Thank Michael P
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