Deutschlandsberg Castle

Deutschlandsberg, Austria

Deutschlandsberg Castle was first documented in 1153. The castle comprises Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. Today Deutschlandsberg is a hotel and venue for weddings and other events.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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www.burg-deutschlandsberg.at

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Angelika Koch (11 months ago)
Wunderschöne Burg mit toller Aussicht! Leider hat das Restaurant am Sonntag geschlossen. War ein schöner Ausflug.
AutDasDing (11 months ago)
Die Aussicht ist spitze, des öfteren ist auf dem großen Parkplatz auch ein Fest und man kann auch in der Burg übernachten.
Felix Ehmann (2 years ago)
Nice castle, with a good view all over Deutschlandsberg
Andreas Landgraf (2 years ago)
We had a wonderful time in the Hotel Burg Deutschlandsberg. The meal was perfect and we enjoyed the location.
Marko Rackovic (3 years ago)
Beautiful medieval place with wonderful landscape. The food in the restaurant was great.
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