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Burg zu Burghausen, Burghausen
(4.7/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
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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  • The castle is the longest Castle in the world and should have seen in any case if you are in the area. Admission is free, also easily accessible with strollers or also suitable for a walk with children. Partly renovated but mainly, you can see the walls from the 15th century. It is recommended at the beginning of the castle in the tourist information (free) take the flyer about the Castle, then you have a better explanation of what you just look at. The Castle also is a torture Museum, a Museum of photography in the City Museum. We have not visited however. Also a small restaurant located in the Castle, I felt as a relatively expensive 5.90 for a pumpkin soup. All in all a very successful trip, definitely recommended.
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  • Magnificent Castle/fortress city built on a long Hill which obliges the Inn River to a closed meander. This leaves the "longest in Europe" Citadel almost as an island. The walk culminates in the old palace of the Dukes of Lower Bavaria, today converted into a museum.
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  • This place is something special. You can reach the castle on beautiful trails in the old town or Lake Wöhr. The castle itself, there are great prospects, super atmosphere and much more. Through each gate through which it is, it's when you would come to a different time. Much to recommend the restaurant. Fast, clean, and excellent cuisine. Furthermore, it is noted that guided tours including topic guides always pay off, you can learn a lot about the history and much more. Even in rainy weather. Here to spend a wonderful day all in all.
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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!
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  • 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!