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Well preserved castle in scenic area

This castle is kinda off the beaten path. They have tours on the half hour that take you through a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Shane S
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
Wonderful old castle, off the beaten path

We stopped in at Schloss Buerresheim after a visit to Burg Eltz, it’s only a 30 minute drive away... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
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56727 Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This castle is kinda off the beaten path. They have tours on the half hour that take you through a lot of the castle, but, they are only in German. There are no big crowds and the tour is leisurely.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shane S
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This castle is as wonderful inside as it is outside. There are only guided tours inside but these are quite regular irrespective of the group size. My guide did not speak English but she did her best to explain everything and we muddled through with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We stopped in at Schloss Buerresheim after a visit to Burg Eltz, it’s only a 30 minute drive away. This castle is very much unspoiled by the flocks of tourists, or the 19th century penchant for rebuilding and redecorating older castles (as is the case...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We recently visited this castle on the only rainy day of our holiday. The entry is few euro's and even though the guided tour is conducted in German, you can keep up to speed with the small well translated leaflet. I was fortunate that my...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice castle well worth seeing. It is close to the Maria Laach monastry. It you do both on the same day it will make for a wonderful day out. Individually, we looked around each for about 1 1/2 hours so a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

When traveling to Europe its always a must for me to visit historic spots like castles and this tome it was no exception. This was the third castle for me to see in 2 weeks and it seems to be getting better! Again another majestic...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We deliberately targetted this castle for a visit on our most recent trip to Europe. It truly is a fairytale castle. It was a slightly dull day in September promising (as indeed it delivered) a gorgeous day when the sun burned off. Sadly you can't...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My car's navigation system found this castle a few kilometers outside of Mayen and we were pleased to find sufficient free parking within a short distance of the entrance. The walk up to the inner courtyard and the ticket counter was rather tortuous over green,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Eyekaytoo
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We visited early on a late November morning. A cold ice fog blowing through the trees and onto the ramparts were truly memorable. The tour was in German but the guide explained slowly to my friend -- who speaks a bit of German. One of...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

This castle is quite impressive - it's one of the few that was never destroyed, and you can tell. Only two never-destroyed castles of this kind exist, and the other one is Burg Eltz, which for some reason is a lot more famous (okay, Eltz...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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2 April 2017|
Response from Rick A |
From April to September, the hous are 9:00-18:00. I don't know the cost, however it is June 10, 2017 so you probably already know the cost.