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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Stefan Hosemann (15 months 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 (16 months 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
Jan MOSTENICKY (20 months ago)
Nice place to visit, not so far front car parking place (45 minutes wall) and perfect wiev. Go there WHEN some action taken on please.
CH To (2 years ago)
Really cool castle with a great view of the surrounding mountains and the nearby town. Just a donation box and the rooms are closed off, but you can enjoy the grounds. A bit of a walk from the carpark for those with trouble walking it might be too much.
Helmuth Mayrhofer (2 years 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.
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