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One of the oldest and strongest castles in Southern Germany, Harburg was an important military stronghold during the reign of the Staufer-Kings from 1070 to 1272.
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada316 contributions
Oct 2021
So, my wife and I had our dog with us, and so we couldn’t both do the interior tour of the Castle. One of us might have done the tour anyway had it been offered in English, but alas that wasn’t possible either. So we wandered around the grounds for 10-15 minutes, took a few photos and then left, learning nothing more about the castle than what we read on Wikipedia before we got there.
It was a pretty nominal 3 euro each to view the castle grounds, so I didn’t feel ripped off, but some minimal level of effort (like some English info signs, or even handing out an information sheet giving some detail about the castle) may have greatly enhanced my e perience, to the point where I could recommend visiting this attraction to other English speaking tourists.
Written 6 October 2021
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LBSterling
Nuremberg, Germany380 contributions
Aug 2021
This is probably not the most beautiful castle I have seen, but definitely worth a visit whilst you are on the Romantic route. Parking is relatively close by and it is just a short walk to enter. One definitely has to do the guided tour. This is where you will find out most of the information relating to the castle and the history. There is a viewpoint, which is quite lovely as well. There is a restaurant on site, but that can be skipped.
Written 4 August 2021
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exploringwithjune
The Netherlands331 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
While driving up and into town, you'll be rewarded by gorgeous views of the castle. It's vast walls and tall towers give it a proper medical feel, both from the outside and once inside the castle walls.

As we'd seen more castles in our trip (see other reviews) we didn't want to do a full tour. Therefore we just both tickets to stroll through the garden. There is no possibility to see the inside of the castle without a guide.

Our ticket to just get within the outer walls allowed us to look at the gardens, enjoy the views from the wall on one side of the castle and we got to read plaques which tell visitors of the building's purpose and history. Also, the church was open for visits. To our surprise, there was also a little tin figure exposition. It was fun to look at the little soldiers in display and to find different countries and regiments from various era's.

All in all, we looked around for maybe 30 minutes. Considering we only paid around 3 euros each, that was fine. I'm not sure about the length and the price of a tour, but it looked fun as they passed by us over the castle walls above the port cullis.

It is a gorgeous castle but I don't regret not getting a guide as we'd already seen so many fortifications. It is smart to do some research in to the castles along your route and to pick a few to visit properly and some others for just a short stop.
Written 16 November 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,445 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The castle is beautiful, and it is really well preserved. The inside tour takes around 45 minutes, and it is really interesting to see how people lived in Middle Ages. Hardly recommended.
Written 3 December 2019
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Titus80
London, UK303 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Visited Harburg Castle as part of the “Romantic Road” tour. We got here very early in the morning and it was very foggy on that day. It was a spectacular viewing to see this perfectly maintained medieval castle slowly appear, from the fog, as you are waking up the hill. We paid extra for the guided tour and was able to go up the castle walls and various chambers/rooms. The guide, which was in perfect English, was very insightful and friendly. Lasts about 30-45 minutes. Real gem in Bavaria, not to be missed.
Written 27 October 2019
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Shellbell8456
Saint Paul, MN34 contributions
Oct 2019
On a whim, we decided to spend a night in a castle while in Germany - Harburg Castle was our choice. We were probably most excited about staying in castle - and it was fun, but the best part of the experience was the private/extensive tour we got in the am. Our guide was a lovely lady - she gave an excellent tour. We found out that we got a more extensive tour than the bus groups that arrrive from Munich. And, we virtually had the castle to ourselves. This tour took is in many areas - from the impressive baroque church to living areas, the ballroom, and "the keep". It's much older than many castles we saw in Germany - and it was interesting in that it was a military fort before it was a residence. We enjoyed walking the castle wall and looking out at the valley below, as well as viewing the gardens. it's very large and quite well maintained. Don't miss this castle - and stay if you can. Breakfast is included.

One note - if you are staying, you can drive right up through the narrow gate, and park right by the restaurant within the walls. Everyone else parks down the hill and walks up to the castle - another perk of staying there!
Written 20 October 2019
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charliep462
Austin, TX18 contributions
Aug 2019
For a modest fee you can walk around on your own. But for "not that much more" you can get a guided tour that shows LOTS of areas beyond locked doors. Be sure to take the guided tour.
Written 6 September 2019
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Matty_Gunning_81
Hitchin, UK41 contributions
Aug 2019
Glad I stopped off here and worth the 3€ admission fee. There was a function on so wasn’t allowed inside however 30 mins walking around the courtyard and shop was sufficient. Great architecture set over the town, worth a visit
Written 3 August 2019
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JR K
San Diego, CA10 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
You need to pay 3 Euro to get into the courtyard and also a little museum of medal toy soldiers. We then paid an additional 4 Euro each for the tour which I felt was well worth it. This is one of the oldest castles in Germany with a great history and some special features. The wall around the castle had holes to pour hot oil on invaders and wooden round balls with holes that close when ball is turned (I've never seen this in any other castle!!) Our tour guide was great and she loved her job which makes it more enjoyable. This castle is not like Linderhof or Neuschwenstein so don't go expecting that. It is a real castle with real purpose. Historically it will not disappoint and the structure itself is exciting as you walk 12th century walls and rooms.
Written 23 May 2019
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nuriareyero
Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland65 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
The castle is very well preserved but we didn’t see it inside. In the entrance they asked us 3€ per person for entering to the castle and they explained us that there was a guided tour only in German for visiting some rooms. They didn’t tell us that with this entrance we were going to see just the square inside the castle and that’s it. We didn’t take the guided tour because we don’t understand German and we realized when we entered that we were not going to visit anything at all.
Written 20 April 2019
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