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Burg Meersburg Castle

Schlossplatz 10, 88709 Meersburg (Bodensee), Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Description: Nearly 1,500 years old, this medieval castle has been well-preserved and remains open to visitors.
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Winchester, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

As you see in other reviews if you don't speak German you may have trouble because all the signs are in German. But don't let that stop you. You can purchase a guide at the gift shop which is also where you buy your tickets. It is only 1 euro and it describes each room of the castle. Great castle... More

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you don't speak German, you're out of luck. The Meersburg Castle, overlooking Lake Constance and Switzerland, is an entertaining place to visit, but don't expect to be informed. Don't confuse this with the more modern castle or palace in the middle of town, dating back to the 16th century. What few signs or explanations the castle has are only... More

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Stuttgart
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very interesting medieval castle in a lovely setting on Lake Constance. The oldest inhabited castle in Germany, yet well preserved. Unusual, interesting rooms - lovely views of the lake and countryside, in wine country. The whole town is well worth a visit - as indeed is the area.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Well preserved middle age castle. the view from castle balcony is amazing. Tickets are a bit expensive but... save some 40 minutes to visit the interior and some 15 minutes for pictures from balcony.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When you visit Meersburg, you will not miss the beautiful castle right on top of a hill. Other then visiting the castle, you can also enjoy walking through the shops along the Lake of Constance. There many bar, cafe and souvenir shops. It is very interesting and relaxing.

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Exeter UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We visited this with English friends of ours who had come over from Munich. It's worth taking the guided tour to the top of the tower. Even though the guide gives the commentary in German, as expected, there's lots to see, including a fearsomely deep well, and some creepy staircases. The view from the top is spectacular across Meersburg and... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Went for a drive to Meersberg to have lunch & a look around. Did a self guide tour of the castle which it was well set up for. Just walked through at a leisurely pace, found the castle's history and age very interesting. Very well worn floorboards. Had coffee in the cafe at end of tour. Definitely worth a visit.... More

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Geneva
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7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Didn't find it particularly informative, but something you do when you are visiting Meersburg. If you happen to have a sunny day you can grab a drink on the terrace with views over the lake. You can purchase a ticket at the entrance for E2 and just have a drink or eat in the coffee shop, the money is deducted... More

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Worcester
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were driving from the Zurich Airport to Munich and wanted a place to stop mid-trip. This turned out to be a great place. Arriving by ferry on Lake Constance, the castle is impressive and the restoration more so. From the entryway with its winch to raise the drawbridge to the Knights Hall, chapels and towers this was an interesting... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

One of the most interesting and well preserved castles Ive been to. We didnt take the tour but it was still a great experience!

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