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Schloss Burg, Solingen
(4.6/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Visited with some friends on a Christmas market weekend and it was well worth the visit this marvellous castle along with its displayed items in the rooms makes for a great visit, the staff were very ...  more »
  • When searched, didn't find detailed directions from Düsseldorf. So: take tickets from the vending machines at stations. from Düsseldorf main train station go to S-Bahn 1 to Solingen main station. From the main train station of Solingen must reach the Solingen Mitte. Line S7 from this station through 2 stops you can discover there. Enter the Solingen Mitte on the street and immediately waiting for bus 683 to schloss burg. If the lift is running, exit not on the destination, and climb on board for 2 euros to the Castle. Can be reached on foot. The castle is worth 2:00 to go to him;) You can go without tours, everywhere sit and all touch;) summer tournaments. Good luck;)
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  • Visited here for the day. Went up in the very high and wobbly cable car..but it did add fun to the trip. The castle is very well maintained and is kept very neat and tidy. Very interesting to just wal...  more »
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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