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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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Cormeilles, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Many levels, good views out over the lake. Make sure you buy a ticket for the whole tour. The moose head needs a refurbishment.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is an interesting and ancient building, complete with torture chamber and kitchens, etc. It makes you realise why the inhabitants moved OUT and into the new, purpose built schloss just over the road. Its cold, dark, dank, and draughty, so NOT like the castles of Hollywood! Most information is in German, but there are laminated cards in some room... More

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Loomis, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well organized and identified artifacts from the Middle Ages. An excellent example of a Medieval Castle. The pile building were magnificent. We saw them first in 1965.

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Winchester, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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