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“Interesting Medieval Castle”
Review of Harburg Castle

Harburg Castle
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Romantic Road, Rothenburg, and Harburg Day Tour from Munich
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Harburg
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Owner description: 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.
Markham, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Interesting Medieval Castle”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Worth the visit to view this well preserved 11th-12th century castle. We did the English guided tour which provided fascinating history and significance for the castle. The 20-30 min tour was actually quite good and we thought it added value to the visit. We were able to take photos inside except for 2 rooms. Great time spent for those who love medieval history and fortress castles.

Visited September 2013
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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“An Okay Castle Tour”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went to Harburg Castle as part of a tour that came here first and then headed to Rothenburg. Our guide was knowledgeable and spoke English, which was convenient for us. The tour was interesting, but very brief. You are not allowed to take any pictures inside the castle. I took some good shots outside. This is a 900 year old castle that is remarkably preserved. It was a good way to spend the morning. There were bathrooms conveniently located in a cafe that was on the castle grounds. We went to the cafe to grab a cold drink after our tour. Someone else in our tour group ordered an ice cream treat. It was huge and looked yummy.

Visited August 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Fantastic small castle”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had a terrific tour by a nice older lady who obviously cared a great deal about the castle and its history. You may end up on a German language tour, but you will get a good information sheet in English. And the tour guide will probably be able to answer your questions in English as well. Try to get there early if you can because it seems to be busier later in the day.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“A castle with more history than shows”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

As German castles go, this offers more to see than most. It is magnificently placed atop a steep hill and is very photogenic. There is an outer wall that reflects its history as a fortress. As with many castles that are still occupied, it has been renovated repeatedly throughout its history. The tour takes you through renovations made in recent centuries. Yes, doors are locked behind you as this is a residence and a hotel. It is no longer a fortress. Yes, the tours are in German as most visitors are German. It is the height of arrogance to travel in foreign countries and expect the natives to speak your language. There are brochures in several languages that explain in broad terms the history and furnishings. Even if you do not speak German, there is still plenty to see and you will understand what you see. Reviewers who give it one star based on the lack of a guide who speaks their language do a disservice to their fellow countrymen.

Visited September 2013
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Oklahoma City, OK
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“A great place, interesting tour, cool history”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We took the tour when we stayed at the hotel in the castle. It was really interesting. I would recommend it! Authentic castle, weapons, dungeon, etc. from many centuries ago! I'd also recommend you walk around the castle walls. There are some beautiful views.

Visited June 2013
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