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Schloss Burg, Solingen

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Schloss Burg, one of the oldest restored castles in West Germany, allows the chance to learn about the history, culture, trade, and life of the castle residents during the Middle Ages. Take the chairlift from the village of Unterburg to the castle, or head up one of the hiking trails before touring the grounds. Explore the historic rooms, like the knight's hall, ancestral hall, bower, and chapel. You can study the numerous wall paintings throughout the castle, stop by the armory to see old weapons and armor, or admire antique furnishings in the castle rooms. Afterward, stop in one of the many shops for souvenirs, or enjoy one of the cafes or restaurants. The castle sometimes hosts events like bazaars, jousting, and fireworks. Make Schloss Burg a centerpiece of your Solingen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Solingen tourist route planner.
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  • Castle is a beautifully restored Castle, the Castle Museum, you can admire the historical past of the Castle and the Dukes of Berg. After visiting the Castle, you can settle in the immediate vicinity to the Bergisch coffee table.
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  • Who visits the Bergisches Land, should visit the great castle. The Museum is prima. The castle is very well maintained and gladly used venue for civil ceremonies (city of Solingen). Who is walking, which I recommend to start Bridge on the Müngsten and the Wupper to the valley station of the chairlift, which leads to the Castle, to run along.
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  • The entire system built around the castle is a classic tourist destination on weekends. Many restaurants, cafés and small shops where you can buy handicrafts (particularly the manufacture of brushes it did to us with their dedicated operators). Overall despite the high number of visitors a nice place to stroll.
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  • Beautiful, reconstructed castle. Lots to see; armour, furniture, costumes, paintings, everyday utensils etc. Amazing view from the keep, just have to climb a bazillion stairs! But it's nice and breezy up there. My daughter really liked going along the covered wall. Good restaurants and cafes for coffee, kuchen and delicious bratwurst on a bun for example. We were lucky because when we were there, a medieval play was happening with two sides having sword fights and the like. Some humorous moments too. All in German, didn't understand the words, but got the gist of what was happening. Spent 3 hours there with the play. Go in morning as all parking is taken by afternoon and there's a really long walk uphill if the lot is full. Bring water to drink, you'll be thirsty in the summer. Buy the guide book in English. Well worth the visit.
  • Real middle-ages castle - something that is very rare in Germany these days. Worth visiting also.
  • I have been here few times, it is a beautiful castle and sometimes they have special event with all people dressed up like from the middle age, and some markets are inside too on the event, you can shopping a bit or eat a hotdog and drink some beer...
  • Great place with loads of history and importance in the NRW State :) also they have a little cable car crossing the little river down the hill. Pretty cute :)
  • Great castle to visit, make sure you ask for the English tour so you can actually understand something