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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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Reviews
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  • The effort to visit Castle was rather unnecessary. The castle is also in excellent condition nicely landscaped but around thats total toUri drum moderately! The castle is relatively quickly explored and WOW are rather effects. Stroll the surrounding area is, with a short detour to the Castle, including cable car ride.
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  • Admission to the Castle costs € 5 and the tour is done without a guide, there are only a few explanatory posters but we found that it sometimes lacked explanations. Unfortunately access to the Dungeon is closed until mid-2017 for renovations.
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  • The Castle provides a beautiful way in the glimpse of history and invites you for a walk in the beautiful surroundings. From the tower you have a wonderful view.
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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