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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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    Schloss Burg

    Hiking Highlight

    The ascent on foot to Burg Castle is short and crisp, with an ascent of 16 to 19 percent, but the goal is sufficiently rewarding. The view of the lower …

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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

    The way is known to be the goal, but the way to this goal is really great! The castle is from the 12th century and was even the castle on …

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    Löwenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Löwenburg is the second highest mountain in the Siebengebirge after the Great Mount of Olives. The ruins of the Löwenburg are on the summit. Like the other striking and …

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    Meersburg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The old town of Meersburg has many hotels and restaurants. Here you can also admire old buildings that are lovingly cared for by their owners.
    Attractions include the old castle …

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    Grunewaldturm

    Bike Touring Highlight

    From the viewing platform at 36 meters height you have a magnificent view over the Havel and the city.

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    Ruine Hohensyburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The ruins Hohensyburg is definitely worth a visit. As a hiker I enjoyed the view over Hagen and the Hengsteysee. As a contrast, the casino is not far away. I've already found my luck while enjoying the great view.

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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 Wernigerode

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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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    11

    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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    Burgruine Rodenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle was built around 1240 by the brothers Rudolf and Friedrich von Crumbach, who called themselves from 1256 "Von Rodenstein". Since then, the castle bears her name. In the …

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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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    Schloß Landsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Great landscaped and well-kept garden with water features, fountains etc. that invites you to linger. The castle cannot be visited from the inside, but a tour around the outside is …

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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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    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 Raesfeld

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The history of the castle goes back to the 12th century. After von Velen took possession of the castle, it was expanded into a Renaissance-style castle from 1643. After the …

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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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    Römerkastell Saalburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Saalburg, in Roman times a fort with a camp village on the border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal areas, was rebuilt around 1900 on the initiative …

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    Schloss Solitude

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    The Hermitage Solitude is idyllically located in the former ducal hunting ground west of Stuttgart. The castle is considered the most demanding creation of Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg and …

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    Marius

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