Wasserburg Bad Vilbel

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  • Natalo

    In the middle of the town of Bad Vilbel, directly on the banks of the Nidda River, the ruin of a moated castle holds its own. The stone building dates back to the 11th or 12th century and then replaced a homestead, which dates back to the time of the Carolingians. The castle was the seat of the robber baron Bechtram of Vilbel, who drove it so far with its illegitimate and also overpriced customs claims that formed in 1399 an alliance of the disgruntled rulers of Falkenstein and Hanau and the city of Frankfurt and destroyed the festivals. In the 15th century, the archbishop of Trier Werner von Falkenstein rebuilt the castle on the existing stone ring walls.

    Since 1987 the Castle Festival Bad Vilbel has been held at the historic Wasserburg from the beginning of June until the beginning of September.

    In addition to four of their own theatrical productions, the open-air stage includes numerous guest performances, theater plays for children and matinees (cabaret and solo programs by well-known artists).


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    • August 6, 2017

  • dxs.sxk

    Very nice, located directly on the Niddaufer.

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    • July 28, 2018

  • Natalo

    Bad Vilbel is a historic city and there is to discover. In addition to the Hassia spring, there are also traces of settlement from all times since the Neolithic (band ceramics), as later Celts, Teutons, Romans or Burgundians.

    In the course of the construction of the Main-Weser-Bahn 1848/1849 remains of Roman baths were discovered near the present-day breakpoint Bad Vilbel south.

    Learn more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Vilbel#History

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    • August 6, 2017

  • dxs.sxk

    Very nice town that has a lot to show 👍🏼

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Blackhat

    Beautiful castle. The festivals are always great too.

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    • July 6, 2017

  • Pete_Ghostrider

    The festival offers high-level theater, be sure to go there!

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    • March 25, 2018

  • Dieter Claus

    A beautiful tour! The highlights are worth seeing. You can eat very good value in the moonlight night at the bridge.

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    • September 3, 2018

  • Stéphane Martin

    Very nice located on the Nidda

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    • May 13, 2019

  • bgegg@web.de

    Wasserburg with Castle Festival is always worth a visit

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    • July 6, 2019

  • Gimli

    Old castle ruins in Bad Bilbel. It is also worth visiting the open air theater performances.

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    • April 5, 2020

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Location: Bad Vilbel, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation110 m

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