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Harburg Castle

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Harburg Castle

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Burgstrasse 1, 86655, Harburg, Bavaria Germany
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Luxury Bus Tour Rothenburg from Munich: Romantic Road
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Luxury Bus Tour Rothenburg from Munich: Romantic Road

Visit the Harburg, a castle of ancient traditions<br> Wander through the perfectly-restored mediaeval town of Rothenburg<br> Be enchanted by the landscape of the Nördlinger Ries<br> See the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau<br> Enjoy skip-the-line tickets
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exploringwithjune wrote a review Nov 2020
The Netherlands336 contributions170 helpful votes
While driving up and into town, you'll be rewarded by gorgeous views of the castle. It's vast walls and tall towers give it a proper medical feel, both from the outside and once inside the castle walls. As we'd seen more castles in our trip (see other reviews) we didn't want to do a full tour. Therefore we just both tickets to stroll through the garden. There is no possibility to see the inside of the castle without a guide. Our ticket to just get within the outer walls allowed us to look at the gardens, enjoy the views from the wall on one side of the castle and we got to read plaques which tell visitors of the building's purpose and history. Also, the church was open for visits. To our surprise, there was also a little tin figure exposition. It was fun to look at the little soldiers in display and to find different countries and regiments from various era's. All in all, we looked around for maybe 30 minutes. Considering we only paid around 3 euros each, that was fine. I'm not sure about the length and the price of a tour, but it looked fun as they passed by us over the castle walls above the port cullis. It is a gorgeous castle but I don't regret not getting a guide as we'd already seen so many fortifications. It is smart to do some research in to the castles along your route and to pick a few to visit properly and some others for just a short stop.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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The Flying Spaniard wrote a review Dec 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria2,221 contributions260 helpful votes
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The castle is beautiful, and it is really well preserved. The inside tour takes around 45 minutes, and it is really interesting to see how people lived in Middle Ages. Hardly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Titus80 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom304 contributions47 helpful votes
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Visited Harburg Castle as part of the “Romantic Road” tour. We got here very early in the morning and it was very foggy on that day. It was a spectacular viewing to see this perfectly maintained medieval castle slowly appear, from the fog, as you are waking up the hill. We paid extra for the guided tour and was able to go up the castle walls and various chambers/rooms. The guide, which was in perfect English, was very insightful and friendly. Lasts about 30-45 minutes. Real gem in Bavaria, not to be missed.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Shellbell8456 wrote a review Oct 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota34 contributions21 helpful votes
On a whim, we decided to spend a night in a castle while in Germany - Harburg Castle was our choice. We were probably most excited about staying in castle - and it was fun, but the best part of the experience was the private/extensive tour we got in the am. Our guide was a lovely lady - she gave an excellent tour. We found out that we got a more extensive tour than the bus groups that arrrive from Munich. And, we virtually had the castle to ourselves. This tour took is in many areas - from the impressive baroque church to living areas, the ballroom, and "the keep". It's much older than many castles we saw in Germany - and it was interesting in that it was a military fort before it was a residence. We enjoyed walking the castle wall and looking out at the valley below, as well as viewing the gardens. it's very large and quite well maintained. Don't miss this castle - and stay if you can. Breakfast is included. One note - if you are staying, you can drive right up through the narrow gate, and park right by the restaurant within the walls. Everyone else parks down the hill and walks up to the castle - another perk of staying there!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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charliep462 wrote a review Sep 2019
Austin, Texas17 contributions35 helpful votes
For a modest fee you can walk around on your own. But for "not that much more" you can get a guided tour that shows LOTS of areas beyond locked doors. Be sure to take the guided tour.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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