Burgenwelten Ehrenberg

Burgenwelten Ehrenberg, Reutte: Address, Phone Number, Burgenwelten Ehrenberg Reviews: 4.5/5

Burgenwelten Ehrenberg
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Justin O
Germany97 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited Ehrenberg Castle with our two-year-old son. We opted to walk up the steep hill with a fairly robust stroller, which was doable, but I would recommend carrying any small kids in a kid carrier backpack. There is an option to take the Mountain Cable Car up if you don't want to make the hike. Parking was very reasonable at 4€ and the cost to do the Highline 179 bridge was 8€. Paying for the bridge is well worth the cost and is the main reason this place was so much fun. The view of the castle from the bridge is breathtaking. I highly recommend anyone in the area to visit, but be prepared for a short strenuous hike if you are not wanting to take the cable car.
Written August 13, 2021
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Spokane, WA60 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Yes, it’s touristy, but the castle ruins and trails are a fantastic outing in a spectacular historic place. The sky-high, very long, slightly swaying suspension bridge across the gorge is a bit much for some — we saw both loudly objecting children and grimly petrified adults—but a great way to see the whole fortress complex that evolved over time to extract tolls from traders on the ancient Roman road below. You can also skip most of the climb by taking the funicular tram up to the main ruin and bridge entrance.
Written January 14, 2020
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA9,178 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
9% of tourists just do a day trip Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle, which are both beautiful kept fairy tale castles. But if you have time, and are in good shape, spend a night or two in the area, and visit the nearby Ehrenberg Castle ruins. Wear your athletic/hiking gear, bring snacks and a liter of water, and get ready to work off that those bratwursts and schintzels. Not gonna lie, this is gonna require physical effort hiking uphill!

These ruins are actually a complex with 4 castles, one of which is completely wiped out. For most people who aren't fully prepared, like myself, the 15-25 minute hike up to the main castle is enough satisfaction. Explore the castle, enjoy the views, and definitely spend the €8 to cross the thrilling Highline179 suspension bridge, which is 360-ft above the earth, and at 1,322-ft is supposedly the longest in the world!

I made a valiant but futile attempt to hike up to the fortress at the very top. The sign says its a 45 minute uphill battle. After about 15 minutes of sweating and heavy cardio, I gave up when I realized my 500ml water bottle was down to 20%, and my stomach was growling at me. Next time I'll bring at least 1 liter of water, food, backpack, and shorts...next time...

Getting there: From Fussen bus station, take bus 74 or 4258 for 35min to Reutte Bahnhof. Then switch to bus 4250 for about 10-15min ride to the Ehrenberg Klause stop. To get back, I asked the gift shop to call a taxi for me to take me back to the Reutte bus station, which cost about €13. Then take bus 4258 back to Fussen.
Written October 12, 2016
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Virginia169 contributions
While driving by we spotted a suspension bridge and castle ruins that seemed to be a must see. With limited info we headed to Reutte looking for signs for the Ehrenberg ruins. Easy to find, we stopped at the little museum shop and info center. The staff speak English and the shop is nice, with pay parking. We elected to walk up to the ruins and pay for the bridge at the top. WARNING: the hike up to the ruins is steep and though the path is wide, it is gravel. Wear good shoes! At the top is a brand new suspension bridge which holds a world record for longest suspension bridge (pedestrian) in the world. If you can handle heights- DON'T MISS IT! The bridge automatically locks when the wind gusts- scary. But the views are spectacular. Amazing views, castle ruins, just perfect if you an handle the walk up. Families with small children, even dogs were walking up AND crossing the bridge. Highlight of our trip to Bavaria.
Written January 11, 2015
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Concord, NH351 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We loved this. I had no idea this was at the top of the trail to the highline and this was my highlight. We had just gone to Neuschwanstein and boy I was not into that experience. THIS, though, WAS SO COOL> Very old ruins. And the stories about the stone worm and more. Just a cool place. Magical actually! I just felt like we don't have history likje this to touch in the US, except where some Native American stuff has been actually kept but mainly it is rebuilt examples, not the real thing. This was real and so cool. Beautiful. Long walk up kind of 20 minutes maybe? But steepish. It alone is free but you have to pay to park. And you have to pay for the highline.
Written June 14, 2018
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Munich, Germany56 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
We visited the castles and the record breaking "hanging bridge" that connects them on a wonderfully sunny but cold January day. The entrance fee of €8 for Adults is entirely appropriate and good value for money. The walk from the car park to the first castl takes from 20 minutes, depending of course on how fast you walk. A fairly steep path yes, but flat and wide - take your time. We walked up to the bridge, across it, up to the other castle on the other side, stayed for about 20 mins looking at the fabulous views and then went back - for us about 90 mins You could spend a lot longer if you are interested in History and reading the information boards. All in all something worthwhile doing if you are passing.
Written January 4, 2017
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Rudolf H
Schwäbisch Hall, Germany46 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
The new bridge is more then 100 m high and 400 m long. It was very hard for me to cross the pedestrian bridge overhead the Burg Ehrenberg, but I did it and I am glad that I did it. It is a must for all visitors at Ehrenberg.
Written January 29, 2015
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Oleiros, Spain901 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
There are two kinds of attractions at “Burgenwelten Ehrenberg”: the museum, which has an entrance fee and opening hours (10:00 to 17:00), and the ruins of the castles on the nearby hills, which are free to hike to at any time. There is a large (free) parking lot next to the museum, outside the town of Reutte.
We visited the museum fairly quickly. What was most interesting to us was the opportunity for children (and parents) to try on armor – really heavy metal protections for all kinds of body parts as used by the knights…
We also hiked up the Ehrenberg castle ruins (30 minutes one way) on an easy hiking trail through the forest – just follow the signs “Burgruine Ehrenberg”. Along the trail there are signs that tell anecdotes about the area and its history (in German). You can get a free map at the museum’s entrance.
Once arrived at the Ehrenberg ruins, you can walk around on them and have a nice view of the valley. The children also liked a sword stuck into a stone but that could not be taken out (evidently it was there for the children’s delight).
To entertain your children you can also buy a questionnaire at the museum that they have to fill in while visiting the ruins. Once filled in they show the questionnaire at the museum and are awarded a knight ceremony. However I am not sure whether the questionnaire is available in languages other than German.
From the Ehrenberg ruins you can go on walking to the Festung Schlosskopf, other ruins on a hill next to Ehrenberg.
We went up the Festung Schlosskopf on a steep hiking trail; however there also is a less steep (if longer) alternative path available. It took us about 2,5 hours to visit the Ehrenberg ruins and the Festung Schlosskopf. If you read all the signs with stories next to the path and fill in the children’s questionnaire it takes longer.
From the Festung Schlosskopf you have another superb view of the town of Reutte. It even has a viewing platform with a telescope. Our children liked a fake treasure box and cannon there. In one of the rooms you can also hear the recorded voice of a “knight’s ghost”.
All in all, a nice place to visit with the entire family and to spend one morning or one afternoon.
Written August 24, 2012
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Brandon, UK138 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Spent a great morning hiking up to Ehrenberg castle and across the Highline 179. We have three young children (7, 5, and 3). They all handled it well. We ended up carrying our 3 year old up parts of the hike. They say it’s about a 20 minute hike from the bottom to the castle ruins. It’s about a half-mile and ended up taking us about 18 minutes. The path is wide enough for a stroller, but I would NOT recommend that. If your child can’t walk, then I recommend something type of carrying device.

Once at the top, there are great photo opportunities. Additionally, we purchased the ticket to walk across the Highline 179 suspension bridge. Our kids handled it fine. The bridge moves some...but it’s sturdy. A ticket gets you across and back.
Written April 4, 2018
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Vernon, Canada60 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
I stumbled across this while out for a drive from Munich. You can't miss it from the road as there's a huge suspended bridge a couple hundred meters over the road! It's 3 euro to park so bring some change, and 8 euro to cross the bridge which can be paid with bills in the automated machines.

It's a short hike up to the first castle ruins, then you can cross the bridge and view another ruin. If you don't want to cross the bridge, you can save 8 euro and just view the first ruin, but it's money well spent. The views from the top are excellent.

There's also good wifi in the parking lot and at the peak for those of you traveling without data plans on your mobile phones. I was there mid November and everything (restaurants, info centre etc) was closed but the bridge was still open for business.
Written November 15, 2015
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