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Burg Forchtenstein

Forchtenstein 7212, Austria
+43 2626 81212
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1 Hour Castle Tour with Weapons Collection at the Forchtenstein Castle
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50 Minute Self-Guided Tour of Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors
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The Esterházy Treasure Chamber Visit
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This huge medieval castle has stood proudly for centuries, proving impossible for Ottoman invaders to capture.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good56%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
26 Feb 2017
“Impresive.”
23 Aug 2016
“Real time journey”
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Forchtenstein 7212, Austria
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+43 2626 81212
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1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Greta place to visit in any time of the year, although make sure you are warmly dressed in the winter, the castle is not heated. Quite nicely guided.

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Its absolutely worth the money and time that you will pend here. The guides are accurate and helpful. There are resonable prices for the trips, You can visit the treasury , the armory and the living parts of the castle.

Thank Csordás J
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took city bus from Vienna Central Station to this southern castle. Easy trip with wi-fi across nice countryside, it's a real outing. The castle is small and serious! It is a War Castle, not a palace or even nice lodge for the royalty. Castle...More

2  Thank Burt H
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I honestly recommend the castle visit. Large history of the Esterhazy family, family treasures and historical weapons from the 17-19th century in a very nice, well preserved castle. Do not miss the panorama terrace, from where you have the best view to the region!

Thank CsongorAmiGO
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I can strongly recommend you to visit this castle of the famous Hungarian noble family Esterházy in the Burgenland province of Austriat, at a ca. hour-long car drive from Vienna. It's one of the few castles that the enemy could never occupy and therefore every...More

1  Thank Fotos82
Reviewed 29 April 2014

One of must-see "burg" when you are in Burgenland. Impressive castle visible from afar, good accessibility by car, great history inside, dominant medieval tower and very nice view from castle.

Thank Silvia H
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The castle was never captured so everything is in its original condition. One of the many homes and fortresses of the Esterhazy's, this one has the largest private weapons collection in Europe. The treasury chamber is excellent. The views from the castle are excellent and...More

1  Thank Ed J
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Very big and original fortress. The enemy could never occupy, so every room and object are original. Here you will find Europe's largest private gun collection, original "modern" kitchen, very deep well (try it with water so funny), so nice treasury ect. If you have...More

Thank HeNtEs
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Very interesting medieval castle in Burgenland. Amazing collection of weapons and luxurious items. Well restaured. Worth a visit.

Thank Margarete55
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Treasure chamber, armory, walls and view of the landscape - these are the main reasons for visiting the castle. Recommended warmer clothes and shoes, the castle walls are really thick (-: Guided tours in German or Hungarian, free movement of the area.

2  Thank OldJanxSpirit
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