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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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  • This castle was begun in the 12th century and served as home to the powerful counts of Berg. Abandoned in the 17th century after the thirty years war, he fell completely in ruins up to what it is restored, or even completely rebuilt in some places at the end of the 19th century. He absolutely deserves a visit because its rooms have a beautiful decoration with frescoes made around 1900 and showing the history of the Castle and the family of Berg. In the circuit that it travels at their own pace (entry fee), we admire many authentic objects (weapons, furniture, various items) or copies that evoke medieval Manor life. The local fauna is also shown in dioramas. We go through the walkway and we discover a magnificent panorama from the top of the Dungeon. We were almost only one day of rain in October, but the number of cafes and restaurants around suggests that the place is very touristy in summer.
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  • Our Castle is already very beautiful. Immersed in the green of the Bergische land and surrounded by the villages of upper and lower Castle offers a wonderful destination for the whole family. The castle itself is lovingly rebuilt and just no empty ruins, but just a castle, so how big and small imagine a bustling Burg. It includes also a good dining options in addition to the actual Castle buildings in addition to Museum. The ongoing events, such as the medieval market and theatre performances are also very nice. A visit of the castle can be very well combined with a visit to the bridge Park of the Müngsten bridge or a hike around the Seng Creek dam.
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  • Castle is located in the heart of the Bergisches Land and belongs to the symbol of the region. This place is very just for families with children. Travel by cable car, walking through the Castle and a strengthening in views and bergischer coffee table are a rum around beautiful excursion. The short distances can cope with even the smallest. Castle at various events (Christmas market and arts and crafts market) shines especially in the winter. Here especially the Castle patties are recommended!
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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