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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  • EvaF2Eva
    Lorrach, Germany5,102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Romantic Place
    When I lived in Bavaria castle Harburg was one of my most favourite places to go. I never had enough of views to the castle over the river and views to the town and the river from the castle. We used to come at weekend afternoon and always found enough places to park our car in the town. Walking uphill is a bit of exercise but knowing what is waiting for is on the top we always enjoyed. Big part of the castle is freely accessibly, part is paid but not expansive. I can only recommend this lovely romantic place and hope I will come back one day.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 14, 2024
  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting mediaeval castle
    We visited this site on the Romantic Road day trip from Munich. We received a very good guided tour which took us through all the rooms of this castle and detailed the history of the building and the family. We enjoyed this picturesque mediaeval castle.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2024
  • MomofAPN
    Matawan, New Jersey142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful castle
    This is a very well maintained castle and very beautiful. It's best to take the tour, which was very interesting and informative. The only reason for 4 stars is because you have to pay twice, once just to get into the grounds, and then for the tour, so it's a bit on the expensive side for a family of 5. But would recommend visiting.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2024
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Rimma A
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I hate to rate this beautiful well preserved castle poorly. But…if you do not steak/understand German, visiting it is pretty much a waste of time. The castle itself (other than the courtyard and a gift shop) cannot be entered without a tour. The tours are conducted every 30 minutes (at least in late April they are) but only in German. Those who don’t understand German are given a flyer with about three sentences worth of information at each stop on the tour. Thus, for about 45 minutes, we were tagging along a group of Germans, who were enjoying an informative tour, while we were just standing in the corner waiting to move forward. I honestly don’t understand why, being such an attraction in the middle of the Romantic Road, they could not provide at least an audio guide for non-German speakers.
Written April 29, 2024
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EvaF2Eva
Lorrach, Germany5,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
When I lived in Bavaria castle Harburg was one of my most favourite places to go. I never had enough of views to the castle over the river and views to the town and the river from the castle.
We used to come at weekend afternoon and always found enough places to park our car in the town. Walking uphill is a bit of exercise but knowing what is waiting for is on the top we always enjoyed.
Big part of the castle is freely accessibly, part is paid but not expansive.
I can only recommend this lovely romantic place and hope I will come back one day.
Written April 14, 2024
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paintedtoenails2011
Colorado64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It’s an interesting and historic site but you pay for a tour that is exclusively in German. English speaking customers are given an informational brochure. The guide spoke English and could have easily and quickly given an abbreviated translation. She chose not to, saying it would add too much time. Wish we knew this before paying for the tour.
Written June 22, 2024
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traveler092006
USA369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is one of the oldest castles in Bavaria, if not Germany. You don't see much without the tour, so definitely do that. Our tour guide, Susana, was awesone and made sure to give the tour in English and German, which was very kind. It is a beutiful old castle and well worth a visit on the Romatic Road.
Written May 14, 2023
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MomofAPN
Matawan, NJ142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This is a very well maintained castle and very beautiful. It's best to take the tour, which was very interesting and informative. The only reason for 4 stars is because you have to pay twice, once just to get into the grounds, and then for the tour, so it's a bit on the expensive side for a family of 5. But would recommend visiting.
Written June 30, 2024
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Andrew T
Atlanta, GA273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • 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, UK292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • 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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Shellbell8456
Saint Paul, MN34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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!
Written October 20, 2019
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EmptyNesterHavinFun
Harrison, Ohio43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • 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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • 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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