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Interesting history and view

We have been to this museum a few times. Even if you are not interested in history and do not want... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Vicki B
Lake Forest, California
Stunning Views - wish we had more time there

The mansion where Napoleon III grew up has been restored and provides an excellent idea of what it... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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The most beautiful castle at Lake Constance with authentic interior design and romantic park grounds. You will feel like you've been transported to the time of Queen Hortense and her son, Napoleon III. This is where the last French Emperor spent his...more
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Arenenberg, 8268 Salenstein TG | Schloss und Park Arenenberg, Salenstein 8268, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We have been to this museum a few times. Even if you are not interested in history and do not want to go inside stop by to enjoy the beautiful view on the lake.

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed November 26, 2017

The mansion where Napoleon III grew up has been restored and provides an excellent idea of what it must have been like at that time. The house itself is situated on a large estate containing a chapel, vineyard, flock of sheep, several gardens and a...More

1  Thank umcam256
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The setting is splendid--on a warm sunny day you almost feel like you're on the Mediterranean rather than a bluff high above Lake Constance, in the lovely gardens surrounding the house where Napoleon III grew up. The significance of the structure (more a fine house...More

Thank hokuros
Reviewed May 10, 2017

This place is very nice and the view is simply fantastic. We enjoyed it even in rainy weather and took many nice photos.

Thank Honza K
Reviewed October 28, 2016

House was OK. Views and the steep garden walk were good. Staff in the shop were most helpful but unfortunately the staff in the main house were arrogant. Restaurant was very good and again very pleasant staff. Das Haus war ok. Ansichten und der steile...More

Thank noeyedeer2015
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice mansion with nice displays which is well restored and overall nicely done, but it is essentially just a house of napoleons family. There is nothing about military history or achievements of Napoleon, just a nice house where the family sometimes lived....More

1  Thank Philippa G
Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have rarely come across a grand home which allows you to get up close and personal to the furnishings and objects d'art. But this is the case with Schloss Arenenberg. There is a rope across only one doorway. As for the rest of the...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed June 11, 2016

"Schloß Arenenberg" is rather a manor house than a castle, overlooking Lake Constance. Hortense de Beauharnais lived there with her son Napoleon III. who grew up there. Here he wrote a few military and political papers, planned his failed coup in 1836 in Straßburg, and...More

Thank SusanneMunich
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Self guided tour of three floors of the 'castle'. More like a mansion. Beautiful scenery. Well preserved home of Napoleon. Nice playground on site for the kids to get their energy out before going on the tour. There is a cafe onsite that sells food...More

Thank GlobalNurse
Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Small complex sits overlooking the lake below. The museum itself is small, but the grounds are large. The museum is 4 floor house with a lot of history. Has restaurant and gift shop too. Can be done in 30-45 minutes.

Thank cipollavin
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