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Aggstein Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

3642 Aggstein, Austria

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About Aggstein Castle

Aggstein Castle is a ruined castle on the right bank of the Danube in Wachau, Austria. The castle dates to the 12th century. Aggstein Castle is 480 metres above sea level. It is some 150 metres long and has a rock structure at both ends. The ruins are located within the municipality of Schönbühel-Aggsbach in the Melk District of Lower Austria.

Attractions Near Aggstein Castle

Schloss Schönbühel
Schloss Schönbühel6.16km from Aggstein Castle

Schloss Schönbühel is a castle in the Lower Austrian town of Schönbühel-Aggsbach, below Melk on the right bank of the Danube. It was built on rock approximately 40 metres above the level of the river Danube. The castle was briefly owned by Conrad von Eisenbeutel, and then by the Abbey of Melk. In 1396 it was sold to the brothers Caspar and Gundaker von Starhemberg. It remained in the Starhemberg family for more than 400 years, but fell into disrepair.

Jauerling6.51km from Aggstein Castle

The Jauerling is a mountain in the southeastern Waldviertel region of Lower Austria . At 960 m above sea level A. it is the highest point in the Wachau . The summit region is flat and plateau-like, so that two points reach the height of 960 m above sea level. A. reach, but summit crosses were erected in other places. AS good trekking destination and also it offers nice views too.

Wachau10.27km from Aggstein Castle

The Wachau is a UNESCO world heritage site and region of natural beauty, and lies in the Danube valley between the towns of Melk and Krems. This beautiful Austrian valley with a picturesque landscape formed by the Danube river. It is 36 kilometres in length and was already settled in prehistoric times. A well-known place and tourist attraction is Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lionheart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V of Austria and Styria.

Stift Dürnstein
Stift Dürnstein12.62km from Aggstein Castle

Stift Dürnstein is a former monastery in Dürnstein in the Wachau region of Lower Austria . Today the buildings and the large property belong to the Augustinian Canons - Stift Herzogenburg , which also looks after the parish of Dürnstein. The tower of the collegiate church with its blue and white coloring is considered the symbol of the Wachau. The collegiate church, which has also been a parish church since 1745, is dedicated to the assumption of Mary into heaven.

Domäne Wachau
Domäne Wachau12.71km from Aggstein Castle

Gruner Veltliner is one of the most iconic wines to come from Austria.With its racy high acidity and subtle aromas and flavors of crisp green pear and yellow apple, it is a white grape variety that pairs well with seafood, sushi, and white fish.The Wachau is the coolest wine growing region in Austria. It is characterized by very steep terraces that look down upon the famous Danube river.

Burgruine Dürnstein
Burgruine Dürnstein12.93km from Aggstein Castle

Burgruine Dürnstein is a ruin of a castle in Lower Austria, Austria. The castle was erected in the early 12th century at the behest of Hadmar I of Kuenring. The castle is known for being one of the places where King Richard I of England, returning from the Third Crusade, was imprisoned after being captured near Vienna by Duke Leopold V of Austria, from December 1192 until his extradition to Emperor Henry VI in March 1193.

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Lower Austria is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. It offers an incredible variety of nature and culture. With a land area of 19,186 km2 and a population of 1.612 million people, Lower Austria is the country’s largest state; it is second-most populous after the federal state of Vienna. Other main cities are Amstetten, Krems an der Donau and Wiener Neustadt.