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Hochosterwitz Castle

Opening hours

Please note our COVID-19 protection measures.

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Saturday

Sunday

10.05. - 12.09.2021 - last admission 16:30

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

13.09. - 01.11. 2021 - last admission 15:30

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

from 04.11.2021 - last admission: 15:30 hrs

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closed

closed

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

10:00 - 17:00

Subject to change without notice!

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In one of the most beautiful valleys in Carinthia rises a 150-metre-high limestone cliff that can be seen from all the surrounding mountains and hills. The mountains of Friesach and the Gurktal, the Ulrichsberg, the Magdalensberg, the Gerlitzen and the Villacher Alpe, part of the Karawanken, the highlands of the Duchy of St. Veit and the numerous castles and ruins lying next to them (such as Mansberg, Taggenbrunn, the Kraiger castles, Nussberg, Liebenberg, Liebenfels and Karlsberg) are all part of the view offered to Hochosterwitz Castle visitors.

History

Hochosterwitz Castle has been owned by the Khevenhüller family for 470 years. In 1541, first transferred as a feudal right to the provincial governor Christoph Khevenhüller by the emperor, it became the property of the provincial governor Baron Georg Khevenhüller in 1561, who extended it to its present state from 1570 to 1586 before his death in 1587.

In his will, which you can see carved in stone on the castle, he states that he built the castle for the benefit and protection of the people

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Experience history virtually

From the armoury to the arsenal of weapons and the interesting collection of paintings from the Renaissance period - all this bears witness to the history of this remarkable fortress.

Go on a virtual walk and discover beautiful robes, historical weapons or crafts of the past.

The majestic Hochosterwitz Castle invites you to discover it in all its diversity.

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Arrival


By train to St.Veit/Glan - Launsdorf
Information from ÖBB: www.oebb.at

By plane
Klagenfurt airport - approx. 20 minutes away
Airport Graz - approx. 1 hour away
Ljubljana Airport - about 1 hour away
Trieste airport - about 1.5 hours away
Venice airport - about 2.5 hours away

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