Burg Frankenstein, Nieder-Beerbach

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Rumored to be the inspiration for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Burg Frankenstein holds a lot of stories and history within its walls. Hike up from the center of town to take a look inside this ancient castle, or go for a walk in the surrounding woods. Every Sunday, a knowledgeable writer offers a free tour of the castle to explain the history and legends and answer any questions. German-speakers can book a "horror banquet," an interactive theatrical experience. Around Halloween, the castle is transformed into a haunted house. Use our Nieder-Beerbach tour itinerary builder tool to visit Burg Frankenstein on your trip to Nieder-Beerbach, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I was a few years ago even on Castle Frankenstein - and now it has turned out again on the weekend. The castle is very well preserved, especially the castle chapel, which is also still used as a registry office. And it has a very good view from the Castle and can for example easily see Frankfurt and the underlying Taunus. Castle ruins is very good to reach by car and there are also several parking is available.
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  • If you’re traveling the A5, this site is a quick jump off. Easy to get to via car and the site and parking are free. It is a small site, not in the greatest shape but you can still see there was a gra...  more »
  • The ride up the hill to the castle is great. Very steep and winding, narrow road. There is a restaurant that serves delicious food. The castle is in ruins but it is really cool to say you've been ther...  more »
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  • On Thursday around 6pm. Park my car at the parking lot near the castle. With a short walks you can self paced yourself, did I mention that its free. The map is by the entrance.
  • Good to visit only during Oct where they have the Halloween gouls running around the castle. The ruins are generally quieter on the rest of the other months, and entrance is Free. Next to the castle is the cafe, where you can chill out & enjoy the scenery.
  • Went here for the Halloween fest. It was really great! Loved it.
  • Loved how easy this was to find and the parking lot right at the castle. Lovely ruins that you could wander around at will with views overlooking nearby Darmstadt. Definitely something a little eerie but cool about the place. Walking trail also available.
  • Old castle ruins but surrounded by a restaurant and a small shop. There is also a very small church and we got to see part of a wedding. There is a charge of 3 euros to tour certain parts, but from what we could see, it did not seem worth it.

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