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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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  • Largest castle in the world super views over Lake Wöhr and the old town and the River Salzach. Super Dada a longer walk
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  • It's been impressive to walk through the world according to the Guinness Book of world records longest castle complex and look down on the old town of Burghausen on the banks of the Salzach River. It has the most beautiful views of the Castle but from the Austrian side, specifically from the lookout point in Duttendorf. Fantastic stroll through the old town at the foot of the castle with a Bavarian beer as compensation for the Castle walk!
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  • Almost entirely intact ramparts and a mighty inviting portal, this includes five large courtyards, situated high above the town on a mountain ridge, all absolutely worth seeing. You should allow enough time, finally, it is the world's longest castle with 1000 m length probably. Best and oldest areas are in the southern part, here is worth a visit to the living quarters and the views of the Castle, the city, the Salzach River and Lake Wöhr.
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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!