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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in Lower Austria. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in Lower Austria

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    1

    Burg Mödling

    Hiking Highlight

    02/23/2021 - Fog down in the city but up at the castle a fantastic blue sky with yellow sun and it was already warm.

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    Burg Liechtenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Wow! That's exactly how I imagine a castle. I was lucky enough to take a night tour in the summer, in which you only walk through the dark rooms of …

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    Ruine Rauheneck

    Hiking Highlight

    📷 October 27th, 2018 - At the beginning of the Helenental valley are the two castle ruins Rauheneck and Rauhenstein. In the ruin Rauheneck you come over the wooden bridge …

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    Ruine Rauhenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    📷 06/18/2017 - Ruin must remain closed 🙃🙃🙃
    March 23, 2017 - Source: BZ - Badener Zeitung
    The Rauhenstein ruin is a popular destination for hikers. For security reasons, it …

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    Pfefferbüchsel

    Hiking Highlight

    December 15, 2018 - The Pfefferbüchsel has been open to the public again since October 21, 2018 - the renovation work is complete. Now the Pfefferbüchsel gives an idea of …

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    Greifenstein Donauarm

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Very nice for swimming and relaxing - just enjoy nature.

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    Wolfgang
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    Ruine Röthelstein

    Hiking Highlight

    08.07.2017 - Mighty ruin is located on the Danube, with a beautiful view of this and your meadows, small resting place to stay available.

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    Ruine Merkenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    20.01.2019 - Today at minus degrees and sunshine once again to the ruin Merkenstein up, powerful enthroned at the end of the Gainfarner bay and is built on a rock, …

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    Ruine Aggstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A fabulous burger experience in the Wachau. On the right bank of the Danube - on a steep cliff above the Danube - lies the Aggstein castle ruin, which has …

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    10

    Burgruine Schrattenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle ruin was built on a rock spur, which drops approximately 100 m vertically to the west and southwest. The castle ruin Schrattenstein lies in the southern Alpine foreland, in the municipality Schrattenbach, Lower Austria.

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    Burgruine Araburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Araburg is the highest castle ruin in Lower Austria at 799 meters. You can explore the castle ruins for a small donation. In any case, climb the tower, which …

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    Burgruine Kammerstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Today only part of the curtain wall and a section of the wall adjoining the keep are preserved.

    The castle was 40 by 25 meters with a wall height of …

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    Schloss Pottendorf

    Bike Touring Highlight

    May 19, 2019 - Since these costs were kept within limits, it was decided to cover the church interior as well. Subsequently, the entire chapel was renovated and revitalized and …

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    Schloß Merkenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Built under the influence of English Gothic Revival 1843/44 on behalf of Count Joachim Eduard von Münch-Bellinghausen by the architects Julius Romano and August Schwenden wine, is one of the most important mansions of romantic (or earlier) historicism in Austria.

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    Wasserschloss Judenau

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Around 1110, the Counts of Radelberg owned two vineyards in Judenau. The former castle was first documented in 1270 with Knight Wolfker of Judenau. The knights Grabner, who had already …

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    Deutschordenschloss

    Hiking Highlight

    The Schloss Gumpoldskirchen is a privately run tourist accommodation and seminar hotel in the wine town of Gumpoldskirchen. Originally a guesthouse of the Teutonic Knights, Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann, a hotel manager …

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    Dorfplatz Wallsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

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    Here you can sit comfortably. The place is not crowded and you can enjoy the silence. Around the square there are several restaurants. Here you can eat very delicious.

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    Felix
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    18

    Römerwand

    Hiking Highlight

    A little hidden, but not less worth seeing

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    Klaus
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    19

    Schloß Laxenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    December 8th, 2019 - Probably the oldest building in Laxenburg. After 1306 Habsburg spring and autumn residence. Medieval building core recognizable in the inner courtyards 😊👍👍

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    Burgruine Kaja

    Hiking Highlight

    As we were still a student she was still renovated ..... our school trips or hikes went up here.

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