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Schloss Braunfels

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Master tour was extraordinary

We had a group of students from Texas, many of us having been to New Braunfels, Texas. So we had... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Eddie W
Taylor Lake Village, Texas, United States
Hidden Gem

The castle is an awesome way to spend a Sunday! The guided tour takes 50 minutes and for the... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Ovidiu M
Frankfurt, Germany
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Wellcome to Braunfels Castle! It looks a bit like in a fairy tale, but it is real. Located on the very top of a rock it wellcomes its guests from far. Since centuries its owned by the family, which is still living there. Braunfels is a charming...more
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In den Anlagen 4 | gratis P, 35619 Braunfels, Hesse, Germany
+49 6442 5002
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

My brother and i pre booked an english tour for this morning. We arrived 30min early. We were made to wait an extra 20min because some people were running late, which we didnt mind... after some confusion, the tour guide took us, along with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is one of those castles with guided tours in German on the hour - so having just missed the 4pm tour and not wanting to miss the chance to see Wetzlar I skipped the prospect of a potentially boring German language tour and settled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We had a group of students from Texas, many of us having been to New Braunfels, Texas. So we had high expectations. Yet this castle far exceeded our high hopes! The tour guide was marvelous, with many stories and great humor. This castle was worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Eddie W
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The castle is an awesome way to spend a Sunday! The guided tour takes 50 minutes and for the English guide you need to announce first. Only the paintings inside make the whole tour worth it. Inside the castle might be a little cold (2-3...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ovidiu M
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Very good views. Worth doing the tour only 7€ per person The problem is the language only in German Easy parking

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

When the Solms Dynasty moved from Greifenstein to Braunfels my ancestors did too. Brauinfels visits are a must. Approach to the castle is over a charming open area framed by timbered housing. The castle has been restored around the 1850s with additions in the Neo-Romanesque...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Ok, perhaps it is not the huge and wonderful castle that many people wants, but for me it was the first castle I visited. So thats why it takes a good place in my mind and heart, also I had a wonderful tour guide there...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

The building is lovely from the outside. Inside the last two rooms in the tour are musty and moldy smelling. Staff was awful!! When we arrived we were told we could follow along in a booklet but there were no English tours that day. Tour...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank kimberlytierney
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We paid two euro's for entering the museum, it was well worth it with some interesting artifacts that I have not yet seen elsewhere. But unfortunately it was in really bad shape, probably not so good for the older artifacts. Walking around the castle itself...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Eleonora H
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We have been doing this tour several times over the years. Although the quality of the tour guides can vary quite a bit we always had a good experience including the kids and we always came out of it having learnt something new even after...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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July 2, 2018|
Response from Eddie W | Reviewed this property |
First visit the castle--take a master tour. Then visit other areas and make sure to eat in the market area, just down hill from the castle.