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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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  • The wife and I spent an hour walking up to the castle ruin, payed the five Euro fee and checked the nice view of the Mosel river below. What was really nice was the outdoor restaurant in the castle ru...  more »
  • Whilst staying in the village across the Mosel from Beilstein, today we took the ferry across the river to visit the town and its castle. Having had a fortress on the site since 1120, the castle now l...  more »
  • A tough walk for many as the castle is above the town. We are in our mid 70s and it was a challenge for us as we had to stop several times for a short rest.  more »
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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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