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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

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Not impressed of the service and the prices at the restaurant at the top of the castle, but the... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Elin B
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Great view but high price

The walk up is wonderful but at 15 euros is expensive for what you get. You can pay 4.50 to come... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Vienna, Austria
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“small museum”(9 reviews)
“gift shop”(5 reviews)
“walk up”(5 reviews)
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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All reviewssmall museumgift shopwalk upfrom afartakes about minutesnice walkwell worth the tripsunny daynice weatherguided tourcar parkhillgateliftrestaurantgermanaustria
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Reviewed 4 days ago

:( It has very little to see in the Castle itself. Only a small (few rooms) museums and the 45-minute walk through 14teen gates. Looks great from the bottom but not as big as one would think.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a lovely spot.. in my opinion much better the "ensemble" glance from the distance ... "inside" is just ok (15€ fee is a bit too much for what it offers)

Thank Xaboom
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Not impressed of the service and the prices at the restaurant at the top of the castle, but the rest of the castle an the museum vas a great experience.

Thank Elin B
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The walk up is wonderful but at 15 euros is expensive for what you get. You can pay 4.50 to come down in the lift if you want. I would not recommend the restaurant inside. The prices started at 13 euros a dish and I...More

Thank TeamKB9
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a very stunning castle worth seeing. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the last tour leaves before the castle actually closes (my fault for just going by Google and not reading the actual web page), so I wasn’t able to go up, but it...More

Thank bbschellenberg
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This castle's best aspect is by the road from any direction - pull over and take a photo - it is fantastic. The cable car to the top is expensive but worth it if you do not want to walk up and down and around...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited this attraction with high hopes and we were little disappointed. Firstly the price of visit is pretty high (24€ per person). Castle is beautiful and really interesting but there is huge difference between what is and what could be seen if it was...More

2  Thank Josip Š
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The castle is very nice and its location is awesome...Inside the castle there is a big collection of armour and the wiew is also fabulous...The only thing that schocked me was the price for 2 adoults (48eur)... I would say that for what you get...More

1  Thank Excursion730952
Reviewed June 23, 2018

48euros for 2 adults incl cable car.very pricy compared to other world class castle and cathedrals we've been to.The best part is the free view from the road and car park. Walking up from the ticket office is great too but actually inside the castle...More

Thank Glenda W
Reviewed June 12, 2018

If you're a castle nut, this is one of the top 6 in Europe and top 10 in the world. It's top notch defenses including the 14 fabulous gates (used by Walt Disney in Snow White) on the walk up, the view from the top...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,