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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.With our online itinerary creator, Beilstein attractions like Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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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 »
goede conditie training, even doorzetten...maar als je dan boven op de top bent bij de ruine met een geweldige plek om te eten!! met een uitzicht over de moezel. wauw, dat was de inspanning waard! Hee... 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.show original
Eine sehr sehenswerte Burgruine. Ein schöner Ort an der Mosel und immer wieder einen Ausflug wert! Die Altstadt hat viele, schöne historische Gebäude. Wie waren dort schon vor Mittag, und haben es seh... read more »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.show original
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