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Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich

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Address: Burg Metternich, 56814 Beilstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49(2673)93639
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We stopped here based on local recommendations. It was just a short trip along the Mosel from Cochem to get here. Once we arrived in Beilstein, we were able to find a parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Delaware, Ohio
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Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stopped here based on local recommendations. It was just a short trip along the Mosel from Cochem to get here. Once we arrived in Beilstein, we were able to find a parking area that was right near the path leading up to the castle. It was a far easier hike from here, than from the parking lot near the... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The walk up to the Burg Metternich is a little steep in places but the view of the Mosel and the surrounding countryside is certainly worth the effort. The entrance fee is a couple of Euros. Note that you need to pay the fee even if you just want the café/restaurant as this is set amongst the ruins. We decided... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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84 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a short hike up from the charming village of Bielstein. Once up there, the views are great and, as the review title says, there is wine. There's a restaurant up there; we didn't really look at the menu but a lot of people were enjoying ice cream desserts.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having made our way up to the pay hut, we decided to go on further and pay the couple of Euros entry. We left our grandson's buggy opposite the hut and walked on. We enjoyed a very nice glass of wine and a snack on the panorama terrace where the service was excellent and friendly. We even staggered up the... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a gorgeous boat ride on the Moselle we arrived to Beilstein, a highly advertised place being called the "sleeping beauty" of the Moselle. Well, I guess the sleeping refers to the fact that there is nothing to do there. There is a castle in ruins that has a restaurant (but in order to get there you have to pay... More 

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Plano, Texas
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129 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an imposing ruin overlooking the Mosel. It is a few steps to get up to it and their is a modest fee but you will like Indiana Jones once you are up there. The views are breath taking of the river and countryside. The ruins are in a state where your imagination runs wild. There is also enough... More 

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Kingscourt, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

the usual welcome from the staff resulting from many years of visits.An excellent spot for relaxation and lunch.

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Oslo, Norway
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This burg was destroyed by the French around 1690, but is still worth a visit. The walk from the village takes about 15 minutes. You get a great view of the river and the landscape from the castle-walls, and even better if you climb the narrow stairs in the tower. Small entrance-fee, 2-3 euros, I think. There is a cafe... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Although this Castle is predominantly a ruin, it is worth the short walk/hike up to Burg Metternich. Majestic views of the Mosel river and the charming little towns that cozy up to the Mosel river. There is a small cafe/restaurant where you can rest and take in the breathtaking views with a cup of tea/coffee or an adult beverage. Behind... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were unsure about doing this castle, but found it was well worth the climb to the top of the tower for splendid views over the river. A memorable visit!

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