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Burg Meersburg Castle, Meersburg (Bodensee)

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Castle Tourist Spot
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. Put Burg Meersburg Castle and other Meersburg (Bodensee) attractions into our Meersburg (Bodensee) vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I have seen many castles during my travels, but only Meersburg in Germany. That I have seen twice. Since I fell in love with Konstanz 6 years ago, of course, I visited at Meersburg too. Then with my d...  more »
  • ... a visit to the middle ages connected with memories of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. She lived here in Meersburg in the "self-imposed" exile and died in this castle.
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  • Meersburg is a charming town, on the edge of the Bodensee (Lake Constance). The medieval castle is an attraction, a museum open to the public, very interesting join in its Government offices and feel back to the middle ages.
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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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