Welcome to Burg Hochosterwitz

This fairy-tale fortress (it claims to be the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty) drapes itself around the slopes of a hill, with 14 gate towers on the path up to the final bastion. These were built between 1570 and 1586 by its former owner, Georg Khevenhüller, to ward off invading Turks. A Burgführer information booklet (in English; €4) outlines the different challenges presented to attackers by each... Read More

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