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Burg Sooneck

Address: Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Mainz
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

As previous reviewers have pointed out, this castle is not in Mainz, but just down the road from Bacharach & Neiderheimbach. The castle is signposted from the main Rhein-side road; car park is about 10 minutes easy uphill walk from the castle. Nice gardens & exterior with small cafe terrace overlooking the Rhein. The interior can only be viewed by... More 

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Gemunden, Germany
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Burg Sooneck, located above Niederheimbach, is one of the many Castles or Ruins on the middle Rhein. This Castle and grounds belongs to the State of RheinlandPfalz, who has lovingly restored it as much as possible to it's original condition. It's not the largest on the Rhein, but historically belonging to the Prussian Royal Family gave it an interesting history.... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
58 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Sooneck is a smaller castle that Rheinstein, but worth the visit. But note that it is certainly not in Mainz!! It is half way between Bingen and Bacharach at kilometer 538, so I don't know why it is listed as Mainz. There is a short drive up from the main highway to a parking lot overlooking the Rhine. Then there... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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189 reviews 189 reviews
88 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had such a great afternoon at the castle! My kids just ate it up. We arrived and paid our admission fee (4 Euro for adults) and were told to go join the tour group just inside. The tour was completely in German but they do have a laminated card in English for you to read about the rooms. The... More 

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Ockenheim, Germany
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234 reviews 234 reviews
152 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

First things first, this castle isn't really in Mainz, in fact, it's quite far from Mainz. About 27 miles (35 minutes, driving) west of Mainz. The closest town is Niederheimbach, from which you can also access the castle. Long story short, if you're looking for things to do within walking distance of Mainz, skip this one. However, if you have... More 

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A trip to Germany is not complete unless one visits at least one of the many castles which dot the countryside. Just outside the beautiful small town of Bacharach lies the beautiful castle known as Burg Sooneck. It's just a short distance off the main road to Bacharach, and it would be an absolute shame if you missed this beauty.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel. Good view of the city. 20 min walk to main town. Good parking space. Nice garden. Very clean. Good for 2-3 day max.

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Ingelheim
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Friendly tour guide and beautiful views of the Rhein. The castle is furnished and you really get an idea of what life must have been like.

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