2. Aggstein Castle
This iconic castle that looms high on an outcrop overlooking the Danube has stood the test of time since the 1200’s and now remains as an excellent ruins.
Often said to be impregnable, the castle has never been recorded to have been stormed by force, only conquered by starvation or other devious means.
Owing to its high location and great vantage point, the castle really stands out against the backdrop of the lower Austrian countryside.
Inside the castle you can experience a medieval atmosphere with several permanent exhibitions and also a restaurant.