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Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Beilstein

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Metternich Castle is an ancient castle in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is also known as the Beilstein Castle (Beilstein Burg), due to its location in Beilstein, Rhineland-Palatinate.LocationThe castle, now in ruins, is located in the municipality of Beilstein on the river Moselle.HistoryThe history of the castle goes back to 1268 when the castle was first mentioned. It is thought the castle is even older, with some historians indicating 1129 as the year of construction.In 1637, the castle became the property of the House of Metternich, hence its current name, Metternich Castle. The last member of the family to own the castle was Klemens von Metternich, one of the most famous diplomats of the Austrian Empire he was foreign minister from 1809 to 1848.In 1689, during the Nine Years' War, the castle was destroyed by French troops.
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  • We enjoyed the brief hike - didn't even pay to go into the castle. Can bypass the gate to visit the Jewish cemetary and reach the amazing view point. Do it!  more »
  • It was a 15 minute walk up from the town center, but the views were amazing, even in the rain. Didn't climb the tower as the spiral staircase was extremely narrow.  more »
  • Nice village with a beautiful castle, beautiful view on the Moselle and vineyards, a must for a short visit
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  • Much fun good food nice vew but al litle windy
  • The Burg is an easy hike up from Beilstein to see the castle ruins. Very worthwhile for the view of the river and surrounding villages.
  • Three stars for the views. But whether that justifies the entry? Because otherwise there in the ruins to see it
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  • Beautiful view. There's a cafe up here
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  • Seen only from the outside but still worth a visit
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