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Burg zu Burghausen, Burghausen

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Proclaimed the longest castle in the world, Burg zu Burghausen is perched atop a ridge between the Salzach river and the Wöhrsee on the border of Germany and Austria. Tour the castle and its many courtyards for free. The castle also houses a museum about the history of photography, a national collection of Bavarian paintings from late medieval times to the early 17th century, and the city museum, which reveals the history of the area. Tours are available from Easter through October on weekends and holidays. Make Burg zu Burghausen a part of your Burghausen vacation plans using our Burghausen vacation builder.
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  • Castle is situated on a hill overlooking the romantic Antic and the river. Beautiful views in the beautiful surroundings.
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  • Long is worth a long sightseeing walk in any case. The view from the castle to old town and Wörsee is worth a visit.
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  • Finally something of truth. After visiting in occupying several castles and palaces of Ludwig II, who actually only are beautiful decorated completely artificial and no real history, we had wanted to go a place with history. A true Castle, though it was not so artfully spectacular. And the strength of Burghausen is the necessary counterpoint to both artifice. It is billed as the longest Castle in the world, with its 1051 m long. Although more than a castle is a fortified town which was growing long and close to taking advantage of the ridge that forms the small mountain where stands, overlooking the modern town. It is said that it all began between the centuries II and I B.c., as a Celtic fortification, although the fortification as it is known today started between the 8th and 19th centuries, with the first expansion in the 11th and 12th centuries, and since then century to century was expanding until the 19th, when Napoleon, in 1809, says that the Castle no longer serves as a fortress. At the entrance to a small free parking in Curaplatz. It doesn't seem to attract the masses, but the squares are so limited that it is easy is not where to park. On the road that there is from the entrance to the main Castle (remember, 1 km) there are buildings of different ages, in accordance with the different expansions of the fortress. The part closest to the entrance in the newer, and as advancing travels back in time. One of the jewels is the chapel of Hedwig, a jewel of late Gothic (fifteenth century). You will pass through doors, bridges, towers... until you reach the main building, the Castle as such. If you go up to the roof, the top, the views are printing. It is a highly recommended visit. A short tour through history and a lovely walk to make unhurried. The best that we visited in occupying. And then always has the modern town of Burghausen...
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  • This is a beautiful old castle. There are informational signs throughout. It is open to the public and we were free to walk around. It appears that people are living in parts of it still as apartments. We very much enjoyed our time here.
  • It's a nice and quiet place full of nice energy. A moment of silence somewhere in past, far away from daily socials.
  • Its the longest castle in the world!!! This castle complex is located on a hill with a large river on one side and a gorgeous teal lake on the other. It's absolutely worth walking all the way to the end - especially because it's freee!
  • Longest castle
  • Burghausen is the longest castle in the world, situated atop a high hill next to the Salzach River, which is the border between Germany and Austria. Althought the castle itself is rather small (there are many courtyards, but on some of them are normal, inhabitated houses, and on one there is quite ruined chapel), the view from it is magnificent!