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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, Cultural
Owner description: Nearly 1,500 years old, this medieval castle has been well-preserved and remains open to visitors.
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Nearly 1,500 years old, this medieval castle has been well-preserved and remains open to visitors.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Amazing castle with a fantastic atmosphere. Love the Knights table and the armour. Been twice now and still find it enjoyable.

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South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were fortunate to be taken to visit the Meersburg Castle by our German friends from Ravensburg.. The castle dates back to the 7th century and is still in an extremely good condition. Fortunately the repairs or maintenance done are not very noticeable and it still retains its historical feeling. It is near the Bodensee. It is well worth a... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a fun castle to visit. We have seen many since we have been in Germany and this one was quite unique. So much of it is original - you feel like you are stepping back in time. The room where the famous poet died is fascinating. Although all the signs were is in German, you can buy an... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was fascinating to visit this historic castle. Entry tickets are purchased at the gift shop next to the castle entrance (English language staff were helpful), and it was definitely worthwhile to buy the English language guide for the self-tour. The castle is definitely atmospheric -- and must not have been a very comfortable place to live! The views of... More 

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Cormeilles, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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