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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in Germany. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in Germany

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    Neuschwanstein

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most famous motifs in Germany, v.a. for foreign tourists.

    Attention: Tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle are only available at the Ticket Center in Hohenschwangau below the castle.

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    Burg Eltz

    Hiking Highlight

    Hidden in the green of the Elzbachtal, the walls of Burg Eltz tower. The German model castle, which was never destroyed and graced the 500-Mark-Schein for many years, corresponds to …

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    Schloss Burg

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Castle is always worth a visit. We (family with two children, 3 and 8 years) have participated in a guided tour for the first time. The entrance incl. Guided …

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    Olli257
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    Meersburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful old town and waterfront with almost mediterranean flair. Convincing wine estate with great regional wines.

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    Andy
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    Schloss Montfort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Montfort Castle on Lake Constance is the landmark of the municipality of Langenargen. Once planned under the name of Villa Argena, it was to serve King William I of Württemberg …

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    Burg Teck

    Hiking Highlight

    The kiosk offers ice cream, drinks and smaller dishes.
    In the dining room mostly regional delicacies from the kitchen and cellar are served. There is also the possibility to participate …

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    Thorsten
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    Falkenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Falkenburg is a ruin on a strategically favorable hilltop above the "Gauseköte" called Osing Pass. It was built from 1194. In 1453 a fire severely damaged the castle and …

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    Schloss Wernigerode

    Hiking Highlight

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    Burg Trifels

    Hiking Highlight

    Once upon a time, the emperors of the Staufer family were enthroned high up on this huge rock ship, steering the destinies of the Holy Roman Empire of the German …

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    Schloss Lichtenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A castle like from a book. In this case, that's actually true. The castle from Wilhelm Hauff's novel "Lichtenstein" from 1826 provided the suggestion and template for the reconstruction of …

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    Sandra
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    Römerkastell Saalburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The visit is very interesting, unfortunately, the castle is locked for some years behind a fence. That takes away the magic of the whole thing.

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    Burg Landeck

    Hiking Highlight

    About Klingemünster is this extremely well-preserved castle, which is one of the most famous in the Palatinate. From the keep you have a sensational view over the entire Rhine valley. …

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    Burg Falkenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Falkenstein Castle, also known as Neu-Falkenstein, is the ruins of a hilltop castle in the climatic health resort of the same name, Falkenstein, a district of Königstein im Taunus in …

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    Wasserschloss Wittringen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    During the year several markets take place around Wittringen Castle. Art in the Castle, Wittringer Gartentage, Art at the Castle, Fairytale Christmas and Star Shine. All very well worth seeing.
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    Burgruine Hardenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    At the castle ruins you can make beautiful pictures especially in the autumn and in the snow in winter! In addition, the castle ruins Hardenstein is always worth a visit. …

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    Schloss Heessen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Schloss Heessen is a state-certified boarding school in Hamm (NRW). A full-time school where we maintain a family community and support the individual personality development of our international students. Clear …

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    Schloss Sanssouci

    Hiking Highlight

    No visit to Potsdam is complete without a detour to the most famous sight, Sanssouci Palace. Built in the Rococo style from 1745 to 1747 based on King Friedrich II's …

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    Strahlenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    In the shade of old chestnut trees, you can enjoy a beer in the summer, the beautiful view of the vineyards, Schriesheim and the Rhine valley (up to the Palatinate …

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    Johannes
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    Bärenschlössle

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The use of the path directly around the bear lake is for the most part not allowed for cycling. There are all the more beautiful trails in the woods around …

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    Schloss Oberwerries

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Schloss Oberwerries has been awarded by the ADFC as bed + bike accommodation. You have the opportunity to stay with larger groups.
    When the weather is fine, you can enjoy …

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