Burg Meersburg Castle, Meersburg (Bodensee)

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Though much of Burg Meersburg Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany, is occupied by the descendants of Carl Mayer von Mayerfels, more than 30 decorated rooms are open to the public. Discover what the fortress would have looked like in the Middle Ages as you wander through the armory, bathhouse, kitchen, knights' hall, and dungeon. Important German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff lived here from 1841 to 1848, and you can see her living quarters and the room where she died. The tour includes access to one of the castle's towers with views of the Lower City and surrounding area. End your visit with a cup of coffee and a sweet from the onsite cafe in a grand Baroque hall. Guided tours are available in German. Audio guides are available in English. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Meersburg (Bodensee) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Burg Meersburg Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We toured the castle and amazing artifacts inside from old knight armory and weapons to furniture. The village around and shops were exceptional too.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting castle. Welled preserved. You should spend less than an hour visiting it. It has a nice souvenir store outside the castle.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very authentic Castle, one feels in the middle ages staggered back, not to mention the views of the lower city...
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  • Well kept castle. Fantastic views and history. Friendly staff. Agree that it is not as well kept as National Trust properties but a lot of effort has gone in nevertheless. It must be a v difficult property to maintain. Would be great to have more in English, but it was good to practise my German!
  • Amazing visit. Do the tours!! Incredibly old and sizeable Castle. Could not have been happier. The museum has been open for something like 140 years.
  • Ok toh see but view from top is great
  • Meersburg was really a surprise for me, so glad to visit, nice little town with an amazing city center.
  • Eye porn and rich in history. Can't get enough!

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