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Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz)

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Amazing castle on top of a mountain

I was driving from Graz to Klagenfurt and visited this amazing castle en route. This place... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Terceira, Portugal

We did this as a daytrip from Villach and visited Dom Gurk, Hochosterwitz and Friesach all on the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“gift shop”(5 reviews)
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Hochosterwitz 1, Launsdorf, Austria
+43 4213 2020
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All reviews small museum gift shop from afar walk up takes about minutes sunny day interesting history incredible views en route nice walk well worth the trip nice weather guided tour car park hill gate lift
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

I was driving from Graz to Klagenfurt and visited this amazing castle en route. This place fascinated me. The castle looks incredible, and already when you approach it by car you think “this place is fantastic!” At the bottom of the castle there is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We did this as a daytrip from Villach and visited Dom Gurk, Hochosterwitz and Friesach all on the same day. a great day out. Excellent walk up to the castle through the defensive gates. It sits in a lovely position overlooking a pretty area and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

:( 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sightsee227848
Reviewed August 30, 2018 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)

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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,