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Schloss Burg, Solingen

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Well kept castle with a great history and exhibits. Great views from 38 m high main tower. Reasonable priced entrance. Park your car down in the village and use the ski lift style gondola to go up / d...  more »
  • The Burg has been commercialised with shops, restaurants and brats inside the perimeter. It is in the town and there is a chair lift that will take you to the bottom town. Lovely place to wonder aroun...  more »
  • We went to this castle as part of a Scenic Tour cruise. It is different and well worth a visit. The interludes between dinner courses are filled with local music, dancing and comedy - truly a night to...  more »
  • If you are in this area and you enjoy history Schloss Burg is a place to visit, there are many items to view in this well restired castle.
  • Awesome mediaeval castle-village on top of the hill with many cozy restaurants!
  • 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.
  • A great castle. With lovely views. Access chairlift. Cable car. And awesome authentic restaurants all around and even within the castle itself. A great day out!
  • Beautifully restored from a ruined state since 1890, this castle is now a major attraction in the area. The museum is worth a visit and explains the history very well. On the grounds there is a café restaurant "zur schönen Aussicht" as well as an excellent boutique selling local items from Solingen: stainless steel knives and scissors, for example.