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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Helmuth Mayrhofer (14 months ago)
Vom Parkplatz unterhalb der Ruine gelegen ist man in wenigen Minuten auf dieser ehemaligen Schutz- und Fluchtburg. Die baulichen Überreste wurden durch die Jahrzente vom Burgverein vorbildlich instangesetzt, saniert bzw. wiedererrichtet und die Burganglage befindet sich zum Teil in einem hervorragenden baulichen Zustand. Erwähnenswert ist auch der herrliche Ausblick auf den Ort, die Landschaft und die umgebenden Berge . Eine Besuch dieser ehemaligen Befestigungsanlage ist zu empfehlen.
Thomas Stenglein (2 years ago)
Wir sind jetzt im Winter raufgewandert und haben es keine Sekunde bereut. Was einst als letzter Zufluchtort der Mönche von Admont gedacht. Aus Geldmangel verfiel die Burg. Nun haben lokale Engagierte es wieder schön hergerichtet. Nach 15 Minuten Fußmarsch ist man vom letzten Parkplatz aus dort.
Heidi In Die Schweiz (2 years ago)
Super beautiful ruin, with a nice view on Sankt Gallen. Also the path to walk there already gives mysterious and nice thrills, very beautiful environment. And on rainy days it looks a bit like one of these spooky castles as you often see in movies, with fog around it, super cool :)
Thatguy Travis (2 years ago)
Jan Studený (2 years ago)
Interesting place with nice view, but usually without guided visits
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