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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, 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, of which 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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  • Walk up through town about 300 feet of elevation to see this fine ruin blown up by the troops of Louis XIV (as was almost every castle on the Rhine and Mosel) in 1689 (a bad year for the Germans). It'...  read more »
  • good endurance training, continue here ... but if you're up at the top than at the ruins with a great place to eat!! with a view of the Moselle. Wow, that was worth the effort! Excellent food, friendly service and a fat.
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  • A very interesting castle ruins. A nice place on the Moselle and again a trip worth! The old town has many beautiful historical buildings. How were there before lunch, and enjoyed it. At later times, this small town is inundated by tourists. The castle is only a ruin, but there is a breathtaking view over the Moselle river.
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