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.
Sources / More info
- Burg Hochosterwitz (Wikipedia)