Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich, Beilstein

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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  • Beautiful town with its historical centre and the small synagogue is worth a visit. The castle's original beautiful above all this out and take a drink at the Abbey.
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  • The Castle dominates the particular cute village of Beilstein. It is a real climb to above! We arrived just before closing time and if with a discount, provided that within half an hour later we were outside again. Too bad we were so late, because the Castle has a very nice café with terrace. The views from the tower is pretty wide and also very beautiful. On the warm walls lizards around.
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  • After about 800 m to step up, you reach the remains of what was once a fairly large Castle was. You can still do extra steps to climb the Tower, which I would definitely recommend this is because you will get very nice views! There is an opportunity to have a drink/eat. Entrance fee: 2.50 euro
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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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