Gallenstein Castle

Sankt Gallen, Austria

Founded in 1278, Gallenstein Castle was never conquered. In 1950 a reconstruction was started to restore this Styrian fortress to its former glory. The ruined Gallenstein Castle hosts many concerts and exhibitions as well as the annual Festival St. Gallen.


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Founded: 1278
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Jan Lodl (9 months ago)
The ruins of the castle romantically overlooking the surrounding valley. The partially reconstructed parts give an idea of the original appearance of the castle. Today its galleries offer beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. There is an area of the castle that probably offers refreshments in high season (I did not see it open) and there are toilets. Cultural events are regularly held here.
Sujay M (14 months ago)
Nice castle... be very careful there is nobody up there and there r wild animals all around... after coming back i read the board saying ho up there with your own risk
Stefan Hosemann (3 years ago)
A really great castle ruin. The castle tavern seems to be closed due to covid 19, but a visit is still recommended as there are no people and you can walk around freely
Mattia Rosa (3 years ago)
The issue is permanenrly CLOSED. The courtyard is open, and there's magnificent view from the balustrade, the castle is very well kept. But that's it, so don't get your hopes too high
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