Burg Thurant

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Recommended by 189 out of 192 hikers

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  • Wanderschnecke

    Once at the top, there is a beautiful panorama: the meadows below and Löf opposite. In the castle is also a small café that invites you to take a break.

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    • June 20, 2018

  • Christian

    Built 1198-1206 by Pfalzgarf Heinrich from the noble family of the Guelphs. From 1246 to 1248, the castle was besieged by the two archbishops of Cologne and Trier. After successful capture, the castle was divided by a wall in two halves, each with a keep. In the 19Jh. decayed the castle, but in 1911 by Privy Councilor Dr. Robert Allmers bought and rebuilt. Since 1973, the castle is owned by the families Wulf and Allmers. A visit on your own costs 4 € and a small kiosk provides for the physical well-being. For castle fools an absolute must and for all the other a very nice little hike from Alken. Have fun!

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    • May 28, 2019

  • Johnny

    The ruin of Thurant Castle (also Thurandt) stands on a broad spur made of slate high above the village of Alken on the Mosel. The entire complex is surrounded by a ring wall and protected by a neck trench on its south side.

    Most of the original building remains today in the period after 1248. The gate building was built during the partial reconstruction of the castle at the beginning of the 20th century, while a residential building, the so-called mansion, after its destruction in the Second World War from 1960 to 1962 was rebuilt.

    Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Thurant

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Stefan28

    Very well-kept castle with beautiful views in the Mosel valley. Distributed all over the area you will find small romantic sitting areas. Well done.
    So bring time and enjoy :-)

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Johnny

    Flug um Burg Thurant:

    • March 12, 2018

  • Willigipfel

    Architecturally interesting, interesting and informative castle with a wonderful panorama over the Moselle.

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    • May 28, 2019

  • baccardibiker

    beautifully preserved castle, very interesting

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    • June 26, 2019

  • Sabine 🦁

    The castle Thurant is a highlight on the Moselle. You just have to see and visit them. Definitely visit the hunting room!

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    • November 30, 2019

  • Frank W. mit Dackel

    Thurant Castle is absolutely worth seeing. Beautiful location and great views of the Moselle and the town of Alken.

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    • July 11, 2020

  • Pascal

    very beautiful castle over the Mosel

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Silvia

    beautiful castle. I can only recommend a visit. In addition, you can here with coffee and cake a little stronger and enjoy the atmosphere and the view.
    Opening hours:
    mosel.de/freizeit/burgen/details/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=246&cHash=e9bc0ab44f18332a3f70154cea93bcf5

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    • January 1, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Beautifully preserved castle with many attractions and great views of the Mosel valley.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Gss

    Very nice castle, you should definitely visit. In the kiosk you get coffee and beer and can sit very nicely in or on the grounds

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    • June 7, 2020

  • KISS

    A shame if you walk with a dog. Dogs are not allowed in the castle !!! The castle administration Burg Thurant asks for understanding. Sorry, I have no understanding, I would like to have a walking break with consumption there ...

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    • September 29, 2019

  • Harald951

    well-preserved castle, worth a look

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Florian

    Impressive castle in a great location above the Moselle.

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    • August 8, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Worthwhile and adventurous castle with idyllic rest stop.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Florian

    Impressive castle in a great location above the Moselle.

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    • August 8, 2019

  • baccardibiker

    An absolute must when in Alken.

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    • September 4, 2019

  • baccardibiker

    An absolute must when in Alken.

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    • September 4, 2019

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Location: Alken, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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  • Elevation210 m

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  • Wheelchair access
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