Fort Claudia

Reutte, Austria

The strategic importance of the mountain crest across from Ehrenberg has been known for a long time. In 1632 the Swedes marched to the gates of Ehrenberg. Only years later, from 1639 to 1645, under the Tyrolean regent Archduchess Claudia Fort Claudia was built, and named after this princess. In 1703 Fort Claudia was taken by the Bavarians, who began the occupation of Ehrenberg from here. In 1782 the fortress was closed down. Even in the 19th century, the old fortress was inhabited, yet was left to decay after it was abandoned.

Highline 179

In 2014, the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge was completed between the Ehrenberg Castle ruins and Fort Claudia, spanning the strategically important pass that these two structures were in part meant to guard. The length of the bridge 403 meters, with a height 110 meters.



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Reutte, Austria
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Founded: 1639-1645
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Nata (2 years ago)
Great time for kids to roam around right after we went through bridge! Beautiful ruins!
Benjamin Schäfer (2 years ago)
Neither size nor view compare to the other castles. However, it's more quiet and less busy here. From the Highline it's roughly 3-5 minutes away so I recommend to visit it anyway, and appart from the Highline, entry is free. I highly recommend the hike down from here through the woods to the parking lots. In my opinion the most beautiful hike around here.
Jalal Hindieh (2 years ago)
Spectacular historical place can be reached via Lovely extremely high and scary bridge but totally worth it
Leonid Kuligin (3 years ago)
It's a nice ruins with amazing views. Only a five minutes walk from the bridge, so make sure you visit them when visiting the Highlight bridge itself. You can enjoy views at the valley from here and take a few nice photos if the castle. The fort itself was built in the seventeenth century, so that's a nice piece of history to have a look at.
winke (3 years ago)
Great view and interesting if you're a fan of old things and ruins! There's a few signs with information all across the Fort. If you took the "Highline179", it's just a 5 minute trip there and easy to pick up!
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