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Burg Bernstein

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in Burgenland, Austria.

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This castle on a rock has been under attack for a lot of the last thousand years – the Hungarians. Turks and Tartars have all tried to take it but no one had much luck because of the position and the solid defences, and invaders that were caught suffered a fairly nasty fate, they were into torture in these dungeons. The horrible history will appeal to some, but those more gentle souls need not worry, these days this sturdy hilltop fort is more like a fairytale castle with pointed orange roofs, creamy walls and a lush courtyard. Inside there are ten rooms, each with different features, some with the original fireplaces, floors and exposed beams and some have been modernised for guests looking for greater comfort.

A couple of residents remain from the bad old days: ghosts, including a White Lady and a character called Red Ivan (did they have communism a thousand years ago?) and the Count Ladislaus Almásy, the desert explorer in 'The English Patient', and the owners are proud to keep their ghosts, thank you very much.

Written by  Jemima Jones.

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