Mödling Castle

Mödling, Austria

Mödling Castle was probably built in the 11th or 12th centuries. Later it was owned by Habsburg family and in the late 15th century by kings of Hungary. It was damaged during the attack of Ottomans and by lightning in 1556. It was not rebuilt again and today ruins are popular hiking destination.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Asa Neckam-Thedvall (7 months ago)
Tough hike if you take the wrong way, nice view from the top. Sad to see a few of the information boards missing.
Gregor Lubawinski (13 months ago)
A great place for hike, walk and bicycle ?
Bohuslav Burghardt (4 years ago)
Very nice views. A lot of places to just sit around and enjoy the nice weather. There are several hiking paths leading to the ruins from Mödling.
Thao Pham (4 years ago)
Nice walk to get there, and you get nice view to Mödling, as well as interesting information
Jaroslav Kapso (6 years ago)
Beautiful place accessible via ferrata or just by walk. Nice forrest around. Under the ruin is nice climbing area
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