Medieval Fortifications & Churches

Friesach has four medieval fortress ruins set along the hills rising above Hauptplatz to the west, all offering excellent views (and all free). The northernmost is Burg Geyersberg; the furthest south are the Virgilienberg ruins. The middle two (Rotturm and Petersberg) are the most easily visited from the centre. There are lovely views from Peterskirche, accessible by paths ascending from the front of the Gothic Stadtpfarrkirche, with Romanesque elements dating from AD 927.

All fortresses are connected by the Burgwanderweg that winds through the bucolic landscape with views over town.