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Address: 56727 Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 2651 76440
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Impressive Fairytale Castle

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Jane S
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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Paranaque
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 castle ! The rooms and furniture really takes you back in time . Unfortunately the... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 go indoors without doing the tour and, on the day we got there we hadn't... More 

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Leverkusen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, slick cobbled stones but we all made it in one piece. Unbeknown to us in... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 those places that I look to visit -- off the beaten path and very cool!

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Thank Simon W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 might be a bit fancier even, but this was still amazing.) The place has been... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We visited the castle with our 4-year-old son, who is a great castle fan and it did not disappoint him. Massive walls, high Towers and screechy old doors: paradise for a pre-schooler. The gardens were closed and could not be visited. If you have a buggy, it is very hard to get from the main entrance to the central courtyard... More 

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Trafalgar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

The castle itself was as I remember it! Felt great to be where Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed. However... the inside of the castle on the film was in England somewhere, so don't expect the interior to match.There was the possibility of a tour but only in German. Still! The highlight of my trip!

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Visited the Schloss Burresheim castle recently while in Germany for the fist time with my daughter. they only had german tours but we were ok with that, so we went along with a small group of german tourists. The castle was well kept. We found the tour very interesting even with the language barrier. My daughter had 3 yrs German... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had a wonderful tour guide. There were only four of us in our group, all English speakers. The tour guide did not speak English, but he was very patient and spoke slowly. He went out of his way to make sure I understood and could translate for our group, even with my limited German. If I did not understand... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

By rights, I should be telling you that this castle was amazing and give it 5 stars. I can't do that because we had a terrible visit. The castle has the most interesting entrance through a covered barbican which is so cool I was totally geeking out. The inner courtyard was equally cool. I admired the haphazard architecture of a... More 

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