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“Interesting visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harburg Castle

Harburg Castle
86655 Harburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Harburg
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the oldest and strongest castles in Southern Germany, Harburg was an important military stronghold during the reign of the Staufer-Kings from 1070 to 1272.
Sydney, Australia
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“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a very well preserved old castle and shows what a real castle is like, its not laced with gold and jewells but depicts life as it would have been, our tour guide was fantastic, she was very descriptive and had very good english. Overall was worth the visit. The cafe there however was terrible, staff were extremely rude and unhelpful after our bus broke down, one staff member abusing an elderly couple sitting beside me.

Visited October 2013
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Markham, Canada
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“Interesting Medieval Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Worth the visit to view this well preserved 11th-12th century castle. We did the English guided tour which provided fascinating history and significance for the castle. The 20-30 min tour was actually quite good and we thought it added value to the visit. We were able to take photos inside except for 2 rooms. Great time spent for those who love medieval history and fortress castles.

Visited September 2013
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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“An Okay Castle Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went to Harburg Castle as part of a tour that came here first and then headed to Rothenburg. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke English, which was convenient for us. The tour was interesting, but very brief. You are not allowed to take any pictures inside the castle. I took some good shots outside. This is a 900 year old castle that is remarkably preserved. It was a good way to spend the morning. There were bathrooms conveniently located in a cafe that was on the castle grounds. We went to the cafe to grab a cold drink after our tour. Someone else in our tour group ordered an ice cream treat. It was huge and looked yummy.

Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Fantastic small castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had a terrific tour by a nice older lady who obviously cared a great deal about the castle and its history. You may end up on a German language tour, but you will get a good information sheet in English. And the tour guide will probably be able to answer your questions in English as well. Try to get there early if you can because it seems to be busier later in the day.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“A castle with more history than shows”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

As German castles go, this offers more to see than most. It is magnificently placed atop a steep hill and is very photogenic. There is an outer wall that reflects its history as a fortress. As with many castles that are still occupied, it has been renovated repeatedly throughout its history. The tour takes you through renovations made in recent centuries. Yes, doors are locked behind you as this is a residence and a hotel. It is no longer a fortress. Yes, the tours are in German as most visitors are German. It is the height of arrogance to travel in foreign countries and expect the natives to speak your language. There are brochures in several languages that explain in broad terms the history and furnishings. Even if you do not speak German, there is still plenty to see and you will understand what you see. Reviewers who give it one star based on the lack of a guide who speaks their language do a disservice to their fellow countrymen.

Visited September 2013
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