Harburg Castle
Harburg Castle
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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.
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada320 contributions
So, my wife and I had our dog with us, and so we couldn’t both do the interior tour of the Castle. One of us might have done the tour anyway had it been offered in English, but alas that wasn’t possible either. So we wandered around the grounds for 10-15 minutes, took a few photos and then left, learning nothing more about the castle than what we read on Wikipedia before we got there.
It was a pretty nominal 3 euro each to view the castle grounds, so I didn’t feel ripped off, but some minimal level of effort (like some English info signs, or even handing out an information sheet giving some detail about the castle) may have greatly enhanced my e perience, to the point where I could recommend visiting this attraction to other English speaking tourists.
Written October 6, 2021
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LBSterling
Nuremberg, Germany380 contributions
This is probably not the most beautiful castle I have seen, but definitely worth a visit whilst you are on the Romantic route. Parking is relatively close by and it is just a short walk to enter. One definitely has to do the guided tour. This is where you will find out most of the information relating to the castle and the history. There is a viewpoint, which is quite lovely as well. There is a restaurant on site, but that can be skipped.
Written August 4, 2021
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Andrew T
Atlanta, GA225 contributions
Couples
Not sure what one expect when you’re going to tour a castle; however, our guide was informative and the ground were terrific. Enjoyed walking through the castle and all the various keeps. Was a rainy day and that was probably the worst of anything. The castle itself is beautiful and historic
Written September 18, 2022
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Titus80
London, UK303 contributions
Family
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.
Written October 27, 2019
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EmptyNesterHavinFun
Harrison, Ohio43 contributions
Family
The grounds were nice but....we paid to get in only to find it was only to get into the court yard. There was an additional fee to take a tour inside the castle and so we passed as we were put off by the combined cost. Just be aware.
Written January 11, 2017
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Beautiful_life23
Hong Kong, China34 contributions
Couples
I don't normally bother to review attractions, but I feel I have to share about this one.

We stopped at Harburg Castle for a quick look and thought we may as well do the tour, as the castle is very atmospheric. Big mistake. We paid 50 cents for an english 'guide' and told to wait outside for the next tour. Did they mention that it would all be in German? Nope! The tour is by tour guide only and you are ushered through the various stops, with the doors locked behind you. When you realise it will all be in German and that the guide has no interest in elaborating in English, you will want to escape quick smart. But there is no escape. You are locked in the castle!

While the english pamphlet listed 8 stops, with two or three sentences on each, the tour guide turned very verbose and made the tour last every last minute of its scheduled hour. This was the worst experience of any castle visit of anywhere. I guarantee that if you do this tour and don't understand German, you, like us, will want to throw yourself off the castle walls!
Written May 8, 2012
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John K
Columbus, OH13 contributions
Our room was basic but clean. We had a nice view of the inner, large, courtyard so we could see a wedding party. We enjoyed an English tour of the facility; i especially liked seeing the "Keep"; we don't see these in the USA. The prices were reasonable and the food (dinner and breakfast) were both perfect for us.
Written January 16, 2019
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Sally N
Upton Snodsbury, UK36 contributions
Couples
We arrived at the castle and parked in the free and large car park. You walk up to the gate where you pay 3.5 euros to get in. This includes a 1 euro voucher for the cafe. We walked through into the courtyard which isn't very attractive. You can see the walkways around the castle walls but there is no access to them. There is a small viewing platform with a view of the town below. We then found that there is a further charge to visit the castle and it is only possible on a guided tour. The guided tour is only in German, and takes an hour. There was no tour leaving within the next hour and we simply didn't have time to wait. Given other reviews on the quality of the information given in English I'm glad we didn't choose to wait. The thing is that there is no mention of any of this on the outside of the castle, before you choose to buy a ticket that only gives limited access. It feels like a rip off. Having said that the little village of Harburg is lovely and I would suggest a walk through there to the quaint bridge for a view of the castle is the best use of time if English is your first language and your trip down the romantic road leaves you with limited time.
Written July 19, 2017
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Maaaaud
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
Couples
The castle was nice, but you have to pay twice once to get in the courtyard and again to enter in which is not cool at all. At least, they could tell the people what they are paying for
Written April 16, 2017
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Gazer9385
Detroit15 contributions
We stopped at Harburg Castle on the way from Rothenburg to Augsburg on the Romantic Road. No English tour was offered, however for under a Euro, we were given a 2-page English "guide" of the castle. It listed about 10 stops, giving a 2- or 3-sentence description of each. Unfortunately, we went to the first stop on the tour and found a locked door. We learned that everyplace in this castle is locked, and you can only see the castle if you become part of a tour, which is only given in German. So we became part of the next tour, listening to the tourguide speak in German for a few minutes at each stop, while reading the meager English description on our guide sheet. We thought it was very poor that although the tourguide was saying at least a page-worth of description for each stop, we only had a couple sentences which didn't really say much at all. I can understand why you must be with a tour group to see the sights in the castle, but it's inexcusable that they haven't bothered to make a decent guidebook for English-speaking people. I've been to about a dozen castles in Germany, and they all had either English tours, or good guide books. This was the worst experience, by far, of the castles I've seen in Germany. I would not recommend you stop here if you only speak English.
Written September 30, 2007
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