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Burg Klopp, Bingen am Rhein

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Klopp Castle is a castle in the town of Bingen am Rhein in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. In the nineteenth century, the bergfried from the original medieval fortified castle was restored and a new building added which houses the town's administration.HistoryThe castle stands on a hill above the town with a wide-ranging view, which may have been the site of a Roman fortification built by Nero Claudius Drusus at Bingium around 10 CE. Drusenburg or Drususburg was an early name for the castle. The hill is one of three locations where local legend says that Emperor Henry IV was imprisoned by his son in 1105 or 1106, this being the first surviving mention of a castle there.The last medieval castle on the site was built in the 13th century: possibly around 1281, possibly between 1240, when Kloppberg (Klopp Hill) is mentioned as the residence of a churchman, and 1277, the first mention of Burg Clopp. Together with Ehrenfels Castle on the opposite side of the Rhine and later the Mouse Tower, it enabled the Archbishopric of Mainz to exact tolls on river trade. In 1438 the archbishop sold the town and the castle to the cathedral chapter and the townspeople effectively controlled it. The castle was already decaying in the 16th century and was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, but was rebuilt in 1653. The French destroyed it again in 1689 in the War of the Palatine Succession, and in the final phase of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713, the Mainz forces themselves blew up what was left to prevent its use by the enemy. Early 19th-century paintings show ruined walls, one connecting the castle to the town, but the castle itself levelled.
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  • Caution: Afternoon closed! We have migrated up today in bright sunshine - 25 C to the Castle. Once at the top - big disappointment: from 14:00-18:00 closed! And for a tourist restaurant in the area. Incredible. We were there at 14:05, had a huge thirst. The last guests were sitting there. To our question whether we just drink could get, was US perch replied: you see, Yes, we have now closed! Probably noticed it yet guests sat there. But it gets worse. When our daughter said och now are we Rauf went here but extra you reciprocated personally snippy from the boss: "for it we can do anything" absolutely these owners don't understand your business. Here is the guest ripped off only. It is traded off unfriendly and arrogant. The dominions are too bad for the afternoon business. Too little brings drinks and coffee and cake. For us, 13 people came to the Castle and were so disappointed as we. In the entire district, there is no place that makes to the afternoon on a castle. For us, this was definitely the last time! This arrogance is not supported by us.
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  • Great food we have a 4 course menu and were excited. Romantic in a castle with top service and a great menu. What will man more
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  • KLOPP CASTLE is situated on a hill in the middle of Bingen and is the seat of the city administration. Weddings in a romantic atmosphere held here also on request. The Tower contains a Museum and the Castle courtyard affords a magnificent view of the city, as well as on the Rhein-Nahe Eck and the mouse Tower.
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  • You have a great view here up to the Rhine! Visit.
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  • Located in the middle of the city on a hill. Many beautiful hidden paths to the and around the Castle. From above a magnificent view in the Middle Rhine Valley and across the city. Tower ascent: April - October, 8:00 18:00
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  • You can climb the tower and has a good view to the Rhine. There are almost no parking, because the city administration has allocated itself large areas. Worth the effort to visit not the Castle if you parked somewhere down on the Rhine at the public car park.
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  • Very beautiful castle with stunning views in the Middle Rhine Valley. Ideal for the marry, because registry office, romantic photo scenery and nice restaurant together.
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  • Very beautiful vantage point. Tower can be taken free of charge during office hours
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