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Burg Thurant

56332 Alken / Mosel, Alken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Alken
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Kiev, Ukraine
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Typical medieval castle, very nice and interesting. Reasonable fee. Great view from the top of the river and vineyards!! Must to visit in suuny weather!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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170 reviews 170 reviews
71 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Interesting story of the castle is that it was divided between the archbishoprics of Koblenz and Trier. After visiting the symbol of the unified church (the holy robe in Trier) - nice counterpoint with the two archbishops not being able to share a castle.

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Vienna, Austria
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the few more complete fortresses that you can see from the train along the Moselle River. I'd definitely recommend a visit, because it's really worth seeing, even though you have to pay an entry fee (only 2.50 for students) which then lets you into the courtyards, a couple of rooms, and a tower. The castle can... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great place for a quick stop and reasonably priced.1 of the less busy castles along the Mosel or Rhine. Great views of the Mosel. Different in that there are no tours; you are given a pamphlet of info and allowed to walk around on your own.

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Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stopped in Alken, a little way up the flooding Mosel from Cochem, because the next day, last Sunday in May, was Happy Sunday Mosel Day and they shur down one of the roads along the Mosel. Also went to check on old St Michels church where last visit 25 years ago had plague victims interred under the church steps.... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

excellent find this castle was tucked away on the hillside looking down into town. What was great was all the torure devices they ahd on display.

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Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

A commanding view. Not very expensive. Lots of up and down on uneven surfaces make it a little treacherous for youth or seniors.

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Bitburg, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We really enjoyed this castle. In a lot of the castles we've seen in Germany, large parts of them are closed off to the public. The view of the Mosel River from the castle is nice and they hand out tour guides printed in English. The watch tower is also open, but may present a challenge to visitors who are... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

this one surprised me. it is even more beautiful once you cross the draw bridge. It was cool to see the torture tools they used(well sad but interesting)

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Winnipeg, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

I made a short stop in Alken for lunch and noticed the sign for Burg Thurant and my curiousity got the best of me and I had to up and visit as castles are always something I love to visit and I was only in Germany for one week. Being close to the end of October, there were only a... More

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