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Burg Gutenberg, Balzers

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See the medieval Burg Gutenberg, where archeological digs have uncovered the 12 cm (5 in) Mars von Gutenberg figurine. The hillside has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. The castle is perched on a hill about 70 m (230 ft) above the nearby village. Park at the foot of the hill, and climb a path that leads through vineyards up to the castle. The short walk provides views of the neighboring countryside and castle ruins. You can visit the castle's chapel and its rose garden. The bailey is open throughout the year, but the castle interior is closed for visitors. Guided tours need to be scheduled in advance. To visit Burg Gutenberg and other attractions in Balzers, use our Balzers trip planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    There is parking at the bottom of the hill, the walk isnt bad but once you are up there, its fun to imagine how people made it in 1200s  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Above the Balzers castle towers. the courtyard is accessible all year round and a rose garden with a chapel. To the castle for a tour you get only 3 times a year and you need to keep track of the Web sites of the city. Tours are in German only, but it is interesting to go through the Castle. There are nice views of the Rhine and the other guard castles.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Nice little stopover to see the castle while driving from Neuschwanstein Castle to Lauterbrunnen. I don't believe the castle was open. Very poor signage from the road. We stopped at the church next to...  more »
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  • January 12, 2017
    Interesting castle with also interesting history. The castle had also very bad period of him history when was all areal in ruins situation. But after all areal bought Egon Rheinberger architect from Austria. Which was interested of beauty that castle and landscape around as me. And all areal and the castle reconstructed. In him testament let all areal for peoples in town. So today is owner Balzers town. The courtyard is open for visitors every day in tourist season from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The castle's chapel and rose garden only in summer. But for excursion inside the castle is important ask the town hall.
  • June 11, 2017
    Not much to see or do in Leichstenstein. But you have to visit this place.
  • March 17, 2017
    Splendid View from up here.
  • December 26, 2016
    Splendid view of Gutenberg from atop the castle.
  • August 22, 2016
    From outside It is a beautiful simple castle.

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