Hochosterwitz Castle in Carinthia

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Hochosterwitz Castle in St. Georgen am Längsee, Austria

Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz) stands on a 170-metre-high Dolomite rock near St. Georgen am Längsee. Wannabe conquerers had to pass 14 fortified gates to get to the top.

Hochosterwitz Castle in Carinthia

Today, info boards at each gate inform about the gate’s own way of defense. If you don’t want to climb the castle that way, an inclined lift is on your service.

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