Majestically situated on a limestone rock 150 metres above a scenic valley, the outstanding Austrian Hochosterwitz castle looks like something straight from a picture book. A versatile range of events makes this the ideal destination for young and old alike. First mentioned in 860, Hochosterwitz castle is the secret landmark of Carinthia. With its 14 stunning gates and five drawbridges, the medieval fortress and stronghold is not only an architectural beauty, but the gates also ensured it was impregnable back in the day. It is remarkable that this ingenious defensive architecture is the reason the castle has never been conquered over so many centuries.