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Burg zu Burghausen

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Address: Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany
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Plan a half day to visit this historic site, built on a ridge overlooking the town. The river Salzach is also seperating Bavaria from Austria. The castle is one Kilometer long and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Plan a half day to visit this historic site, built on a ridge overlooking the town. The river Salzach is also seperating Bavaria from Austria. The castle is one Kilometer long and is in excellent condition. Its less a tourist attraction and more a museum. Besides walking through a live-in castle, with moats, draw bridges and dungeons, it has 2... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is truly a hidden gem known to the locals but off the beaten Tourist track. It lies smack on the Austrian-German border and you can cross a 100yard bridge. This place was heavily fortified and these still remain intact 2000 feet above the town. The views are magnificient and well rewards the effort of climbing up a gradual slope... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Take your time walking the grounds and seeing the castle. Several great views. Restaurant on ground for drinks or lunch and dinner. Stairs leading down to old town and the river and bridge to Austria .

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Don't imagine something like a medieval European war castle because of the name beacuse it is a lovely and long (claimed tho be the longest) castle with some traditional houses in it. Some of the houses are still in use! And some are transported to museums or exhibitions. This castle is build on a hill which sees from one side... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Worth a stop even if you dont plan to! The most impressive view of the old town was from the Austrian side of the river. Just near the border

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calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I think one of the previous viewers described it best - a Bavarian castle without the crowds. And yes, you can take pictures of the interior! (without a flash, of course). One floor of the castle is furnished as it would have been during the middle ages; the other two floors have exhibits of art and tapestries. Don't miss the... More 

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Praha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Unexpectedly we visited this place during the summer medieval burgfest. The castle itself inspires you and kids loved it, they felt as if in a fairy-tale, especially with all the people in costumes. Lovely atmosphere. The evening entrance was 6 Eur and for the whole day 12 EUR, the whole weekend for 20 EUR. There is also an awesome swimming... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The castle is the longest in the world so for that reason it is worth a visit alone. The views from the top of the castle are very picturesque looking over the old town of Burghausen with the river Salzich and the Austrian border in the background.

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Burghausen, Germany
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Though it is not mentioned in Tripadvisor, the Castle celebrates once a year during summer the finest middle ages tradition costumes and way of living. Quite impressive and an amazing put on a show. I suggest you book yourself for the weekend and enjoy. 12 Euros entry fee. You won't regret it.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Fascinating castle built on the hill over looking the town. This is the longest castle in the world at 1km in length. A series of buildings make up an intriguing place to explore, while enjoying a pleasant walk. Amazing views. Free parking is available and the entry cost to castle is reasonable.

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