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. Use our Burghausen road trip tool to visit Burg zu Burghausen on your trip to Burghausen, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice to visit the whole small city of Burghausen. Carrying so much history behind it. The burg again represents lots of history and its importance in the former time  more »
  • Great experience to watch the longest castle complex in the world and to experience. In the still inhabited system, you can almost breathe the past and absorb. Great views of the old town, the Salzach River and the adjacent Wöhr Lake. You take time because the dimensions are impressive.
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  • An absolute must if ever you are visiting this Bavarian region... consisting of 3 distinct fortifications... the view is awesome. Situated on the Austrian border, you can easily reach Salzburg within ...  more »
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  • I have spent 4 weeks over two trips in Burghausen, in February 20017 and March 2018. The castle is of course a highlight of the city. You can walk inside most of it at any time. Some people live in apartments within so there's some occasional car traffic but it's mainly pedestrian. There are several areas along the mile or so length where you can look out over either side and several benches to rest along the way if needed. There's a small cafe towards the end, it was closed in February 2017, but open when I was there in March 2018. There are also public bathrooms before the final bridge that takes you to the main castle. It was €4.50 to see the area of the castle where the royalty lived. There are 3 floors with some period spesific furniture, tapestries, and paintings, with descriptions in German and English. And at the top you can go outside for amazing views. On a clear day you can see the Alps. A stroller with good tires can make it everywhere except the end part of the castle that you pay to get inside. If you're in Burghausen I highly recommend walking through the castle, and if you have a bit if extra time, pay a few euros to see inside/atop.
  • There was a lot of history! Even though we went during a cold month and a few things were closed since it was a Monday it was nice to walk and enjoy the views of the town. We didn't have to spend any money! We did buy admission to the 'museum' and to walk in the castle but I don't recommend it unless you really like art from the 1500's. It didn't showcase the castle very well. The best parts were free!
  • Super chill during the sunset, you can walk without that many people, have a beer or just enjoy the turning lights
  • Fabulous place. The architecture is superb and the vista quite lovely. I can just imagine how lovely it must be in mid-summer.
  • A stunning castle, with a lot to offer. It s view and watching it from Austrian side is highly recommended. Entrance is free, but the royal hall and the museums are paid.
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