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Reichenstein Castle

Burgweg 23, 55413 Trechtingshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Illinois USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The oldest sections of the central castle were constructed in the early 11th century, 1,000 years ago. There has been a lot of destruction and rebuilding since then. More than one robber knight operated out of the castle, robbing traveling merchants and ships. The castle changed hands many times and was attacked and laid siege to as well. Inside there... More

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Napa, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Typical German castle decorated with antlers and armor. Our Tauck Tours took us for a visit and banquet-style dinner. We had free roam of the castle (rooms that were open) and saw a lot of history. The banquet was fun thanks to the "players" that came in costume and character. Food at the banquet was average. The beer served was... More

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Hamilton, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A tour of the castle and dinner were part of our Tauck river cruise and we were surprised how disorganized this was. Don't think it was Tauck's issue but we were herded into a very small area for a drink (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic available) and stale, broken crackers. Some of us had to move outside into a little courtyard... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The 1,000 years old castle is beautiful and has real nice collection of art and antique items. It was nice that we could wander around and look at everything, also we were pretty much alone there. The only thing is that it was very cold in there and a bit dark in some rooms, could use dome extra light. The... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

One of the best castles we've seen so far in Germany, and we've seen a bunch. It's a short drive right outside of Bingen, on the south side of the Rhein, while taking road that runs just parallel to the Rhein en route to Trechtinghausen. Drive until you see a parking area marked by signs and banners; at first, you... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Very nice, recently restored castle is situated on a steep hill on the banks of the Rhein river. Parking can be an issue due to the construction the the two lane highway (B9). If you manage to find parking at the castle, it's limited to two hours. A recently renovated restaurant that has a lovely terrace and a view of... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had our wedding here and we could not have chosen a better place, view or hosts. All were fantastic. It is a cute little castle and it was good to see upkeep is still being done. It is a picture perfect place for events and a steal of a deal. Vielen Dank

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The castle itself is beautiful. However, it is not set up well for tourists. I am not sure if the administration of Burg Rheinstein even wants tourists. They put out tourist promotional material, yet when we got there, I felt under the impression that they were far more interested in attracting functions, especially weddings. There is absolutely no interpretive signage... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

cool view anddecent size for the location.Worth the 2 hrs on the boat combined with walking.Go straight up into town .not along the river walk out of town like we did

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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181 reviews 181 reviews
65 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Every conceivable wall is covered with mounted pairs of antlers. My friends and I visited Reichenstein Castle on a package tour and did not stay in the hotel, which is reviewed separately on tripadvisor. We enjoyed our tour guides who were full of great information and a sense of humor. There is the typical collection of armor and some intricate... More

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