Hochosterwitz Travel Guide

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    by robertgaz Updated May 16, 2007

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    Hochosterwitz Castle is considered to be one of Austria's most impressive medieval castles. It is situated on a 160m dome shaped dolomite rock about 20km's from the town of Klagenfurt.

    The beauty of this castle must have made a big impression on Walt Disney who apparently modelled the castle in "Sleeping Beauty" on Hochosterwitz.

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    by Manara Written Sep 23, 2003

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    The climb to the castle takes visitors through 14 gates. The owners of the castle wanted to make it unconquerable, and in fact it was neve taken by any enemy. By the way, it still belongs to the same family that bought it in 1571.
    When you reach the top, you will not find luxurious apartments, but just a smallish building and an interesting exhibition of old weapons and armours. There is also a restaurant/cafe to get some refreshments after the climb.
    Those who do not like to walk all the way up can use a sort of elevator, and then go down on foot to see the 14 gates.

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