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Address: Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Niederheimbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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A hike from the train station, but with a good view

We walked from the train station to this castle. Knowing it was a small town, we packed water and snacks. At the castle, there is a small refreshments stand with tables. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We walked from the train station to this castle. Knowing it was a small town, we packed water and snacks. At the castle, there is a small refreshments stand with tables. The tour guide only speaks German, so we felt we missed out on some explanations, but between the laminated card in English and gestures, we got what we came... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited the castle on a Thursday afternoon. There was hardly anyone there. It's a rather small castle, and the tour is about 25 minutes long. The tour was in German (an English pamphlet is available for the duration of the tour), and I felt a little rushed. There aren't very many rooms to visit. Though the history of the castle... More 

Thank Stefan G
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This castle is easy to reach and a 10 minute light walk from the car park. There is a long history back to 1015, the current version was rebuild by the Prussian Crown Prince and today its the property of the local state. it is well maintained, you can access all different parts, gardens, lookouts etc. To get into the... More 

Thank silkroad_12
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

4 Thank northcardiffian
Gemunden, Germany
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123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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 

6 Thank JoelY55490
West Vancouver, Canada
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345 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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 

9 Thank Michael T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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216 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 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 

5 Thank Hoagy74
Ockenheim, Germany
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231 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 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 

5 Thank Cory J
San Diego, California
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92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

4 Thank TravelinMan760
Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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