Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), Launsdorf

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Hochosterwitz Castle (German: Burg Hochosterwitz, Slovene: Grad Ostrovica) is a castle in Austria, considered one of Austria's most impressive medieval castles. It is on a 172-metre (564 ft) high dolomite rock near Sankt Georgen am Längsee, east of the town of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia. The rock castle is one of the state's landmarks and a major tourist attraction.
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  • We had a really enjoyable time here. To avoid big crowds we came there at the opening time which paid off. At the kassa our 3G certificates were properly checked which seems to be an exception at... 
    We had a really enjoyable time here. To avoid big crowds we came there at the opening time which paid off. At the kassa our 3G certificates were properly checked which seems to be an exception at...  more »
  • Great visit and nice scenario, especially if you opt not to take the elevator (and you can, naturally) 
    Great visit and nice scenario, especially if you opt not to take the elevator (and you can, naturally)  more »
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  • 26 euros to get to the top via Elevator. Very excellent fairy tale castle with lots of gatehouses and battlements. A beautiful flower garden and a restaurant, but not a lot to do once you get there. There was a guide you could download on your phone but I didn't have phone signal at the castle. Guest wifi would be a nice cost effective touch. This castle is still family owned and that is pretty cool the slightly higher entry fee doubtless helps to make up for the lack of public funding.
  • Look very good from outside! Like a fairytale. But inside nothing special. View from top also so so! Cost is 15 eur. I think that is too much for this castle.

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