Hochosterwitz Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Hochosterwitz Castle
Hochosterwitz is an outstanding example of a medieval fortress and stronghold. It is on a 172-metre high dolomite rock near Sankt Georgen am Längsee, east of the town of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia. A specific feature is the access way to the castle passing through a total of 14 gates, which are particularly prominent owing to the castle's situation in the landscape. The castle mountain has been lived on since the Bronze Age.
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Museum of Modern Art
18.19km from Hochosterwitz Castle
The Museum of Modern Art Carinthia is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exploration, documentation and mediation and so more. The museum focuses on various collections of the Carinthian province. The Burgkapelle serves as project room for artists. It shows modern and contemporary art on an exhibition space of around 1000 square meters .
18.32km from Hochosterwitz Castle
The lindworm fountain placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in 16th century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. It depicts a stone statue of a mythical creature, which is a combination of a dragon and a snake. Water flows out of his open mouth, and his silhouette looks like he is getting ready to attack.
18.5km from Hochosterwitz Castle
The Saualpe is a low mountain range of the Central Alps in the Lavanttal Alps in Carinthia west of the Lavant river. The gentle mountain ridge stretches from the Klippitztörl to the Drautal, running in a north-south direction . The highest peak of the mountain range consisting of gneiss and mica schist is the Ladinger Spitz.
19.63km from Hochosterwitz Castle
A beautiful lake near the town of Völkermarkt located within the municipality of Sankt Kanzian in Carinthia, Austria. Lake Klopein is the remaining lake of previously larger lake area, which has spanned over today's Kühnsdorf area. With water temperatures reaching 29 °C it is among the warmest lakes in the Alpic region.
20.74km from Hochosterwitz Castle
A beautiful zoo which was reserved for replies. The animal population shows a cross-section through the reptile world living today: from the largest giant snake in the world, the reticulated python; to the most venomous snake in the world, the taipan; the largest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra or various lizards such as crocodiles and rhinoceros iguanas. According to its own information, it is the largest and most species-rich reptile zoo in Austria.