Burg Meersburg, Meersburg (Bodensee)

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Though much of Burg Meersburg, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany, is occupied by the descendants of Carl Mayer von Mayerfels, more than 30 decorated rooms are open to the public. Discover what the fortress would have looked like in the Middle Ages as you wander through the armory, bathhouse, kitchen, knights' hall, and dungeon. Important German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff lived here from 1841 to 1848, and you can see her living quarters and the room where she died. The tour includes access to one of the castle's towers with views of the Lower City and surrounding area. End your visit with a cup of coffee and a sweet from the onsite cafe in a grand Baroque hall. Guided tours are available in German. Audio guides are available in English. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Meersburg (Bodensee) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Burg Meersburg and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Very interesting fortress. Many rooms set up historically accurate. Could have used a little more information in some of the rooms describing what we were looking at but quite good all in all.  more »
  • The castle can't be missed when in Meersburg. Meersburg consists of the boulevard and dock next to the lake with beautiful buildings and a lot of shops and restaurants and the old town which is...  more »
  • This rather unique castle provides quite a few attractions and a great deal of medieval atmosphere, and it probably has the most magnificent view of Lake Constance which the charming town of Meersburg has to offer. Right next to the castle itself is a very interesting gift shop (with items for all budgets, from books and toys to costumes and medieval weaponry), which is surely worth a visit - well, one has to go there anyway, for this is where the entrance tickets to the castle are sold. I think I should mention that there is a medieval festival there as well, which takes place in October. Meersburg and its castle are certainly the perfect location for such an event. Don't miss it!
  • For me one of the most original castles I have ever visited, since it is in a very original state with hardly any restaurations visible. A fantastic terrace with a beautiful view, coffee and cake, or a glass of beer. You have to pay a small entree fee, but it is really worth it.

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