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Surprise: Bones from the Middle Ages

This castle is not as commercialised as other castles. We were stumbled around after seeing the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018

Worth the walk, but not for the unfit as it is a bit steep, if you arrive by river. Some lovely... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Doug C
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56332 Alken / Mosel, Alken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

This castle is not as commercialised as other castles. We were stumbled around after seeing the sign on the highway. There is no guide around so you just walk around on your own guided by the pamphlet. They let you touch almost everything, you will...More

1  Thank IAmClaa
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Worth the walk, but not for the unfit as it is a bit steep, if you arrive by river. Some lovely views across the town and river Mosel.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Less commercialized than other Mosel castles. Very attractive with lovely views of the Mosel. Inexpensive entry fee. Some of the wooden steps in the tower would not please the U.K health and safety people.

Thank John W
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Nice castle to visit, not too busy, good for exploring , there were a few rooms to visit, most were worthwhile, view from the top was great

Thank Dave W
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

A nice little castle to visit after heading to burg Eltz since it’s only a 15 minute drive ish. Parking is limited but free. And also 4 euros to enter which isn’t bad. Nice views from the top and pretty courtyard inside. The tower was...More

1  Thank JJCC_10
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We enjoyed this castle more than Burg Eltz, which is also a nice castle (but more expensive once you pay for the 10E entrance fee, 2E parking fee, and any 2E shuttles rides you might take to and from the parking lot). Burg Thurant has...More

1  Thank golfslw
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite castle in both the Rhine and Moselle Valley. Really interesting description of each room. If you are going to do one castle in Germany this is it!

Thank mafischl
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Impressed by the Burg Thurant - you can not miss this impressive castle, which is on the hill above the town of Elkan. The castle was built on Roman ruins probably in the late 12th century, making it one of the oldest castles along the...More

2  Thank Yair1515
Reviewed September 22, 2017

This is a smallish castle, the closest to Koblenz of the many castles by Mosel. You can drive all the way up to the castle and park practically next to it. We actually liked this one best of all the castles that we visited. Beats...More

1  Thank kjraiha
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

A great walk or drive to the burg... The roof of this castle no longer exists so be prepared if there is a chance of rain... you can also have a beer or wine at the kiosk and a bite to eat.. great views of...More

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