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Glockenwelt Burg Greifenstein, Greifenstein
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Greifenstein Castle lies in the eponymous village of Greifenstein in the county of Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Middle Hesse, Germany. It is a geo point in the national geopark of Westerwald-Lahn-Taunus.LocationThe hill castle stands on a hill in the Dill Westerwald and has a good view over the Dill valley. At 441m above sea level (NN) it is the highest castle in the county of Lahn-Dill. The castle is a highly visible landmark. It is signed from the A 45 motorway.HistoryThe hill castle was first recorded in 1160. In 1298 it was destroyed by the counts of Nassau and Solms, as was Lichtenstein, which was not rebuilt. In 1315 it was enfeoffed by the House of Habsburg.
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  • From A45 you can see the ruins with two different towers, which withstand wind and weather at the height of the place Greifenstein. The history of the castle ruins is old and interesting. And I think you get to know the castle ruins at best on a guided tour. A registry office and a richly decorated Baroque church is located within the old walls. This church stands on a 1462 incurred Chapel, so that you can visit one of the rare double churches. Another highlight is the Bell Museum with over 100 bells. The castle ruin is also interesting for school classes. You can reach it on foot from Edingen.
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  • for adventurers and families just right! Well suited for day trips, with stout footwear and according to need, eat and drink :)
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  • The castle has an awesome location, offering a nice view. The bell collection is pretty unique, it is fun to try different bells. 
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  • I was there 2 x now (December 2015 and September 2016) and I think that I will be at some point surely there once. I like very much this castle and the Outlook certainly always attracts photographers and videographers. Simply great how far you can see. See my YouTube channel have I uploaded a little video with the name walk to Castle Greifenstein.
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  • An impressive castle ruins. It can beat many of the bells at the Bell Museum. The acoustics in the exhibition rooms is very good. It's great also for children.
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  • Impressive, remarkable ruins. It houses a museum where you can learn a lot about bells in a part. After a visit, you can hear the chimes with different ears. Beautiful destination. Good with accessible by car.
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  • Beautiful destination but unfortunately it could beat any bells, for for entry but you get a lot to see
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  • The ruins but interesting and close to the A45, you can take a break in the journey!
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