Burg Hochosterwitz by paolo1955
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Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – Austria

Hochosterwitz Castle (1994)


Hochosterwitz Castle

About 1541 Emperor Ferdinand I bestowed Hochosterwitz upon governor Christof Khevenhüller. In 1571, Baron George Khevenhüller acquired the citadel by purchase. He fortified to deal with the threat of Turkish invasions of the region, building an armoury and 14 gates from 1570-1586. Such massive fortification is considered unique in citadel construction. Because of the 14 gates, each equipped with different treacherous methods of guarding the path, local legend maintains that the castle has never been conquered.

Since the 16th century, no major changes have been made to Hochosterwitz. A disposal left by the builder George Khevenhüller dating from the year 1576 which can be read on a marble plate in the yard, expresses the wish to keep the citadel in the possession of the descendants, who should care for it. And this wish has always remained a holy legacy for the family Khevenhüller.

Some parts of the castle are open to the public every year from Easter to the end of October. Tourists are allowed to walk the 620 meter long pathway through the 14 gates up to the castle; each gate has a diagram of the defense mechanism used to seal that particular gate.

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Comments

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    VERY cool to see this…climbed it and almost ran out of steam at the top! What a great spot….great shot Paolo!

  • Thankyou so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    You know how much I love your work Paolo!!

  • Hi Gipsy.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    CongratulationS on your feature in the Heritage and Listed Properties Group

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Great work, Paolo!

  • Hi Bela,I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Wow what an amazing building, stunning shot my friend!

  • Hi Shaun,Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMoorealmost 5 years ago

    Wow! Wonderful shot….

  • Thanks ever so much Donna, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMoorealmost 5 years ago

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 5 years ago

    What a fabulous place, image and info!!!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontabout 3 years ago

    Amazing Capture Paolo! I Love it!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

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