Veste Wachsenburg

Veste Wachsenburg

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Recommended by 309 out of 325 hikers


  • Söhni 🏃

    The Wachsenburg on the southern edge of the Thuringian Basin, together with the ruin Mühlburg and the ruined castle Gleichen the probably best known castles ensemble in Germany, the Three Equals. The name "equals" is due to the Celtic word "resembling" for rocks or to the topographical similarity of the castles on three conical mountains. The transfer of the name to the entire castles has been documented since the 18th century. However, the three plants never shared a common ownership.

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Yeti55

    The only one of the 3 castles is managed, with cafe in the courtyard and restaurant in the old knight's hall. Also overnight stays are possible

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    • January 3, 2017

  • Mapf

    The Veste Wachsenburg, often called Wachsenburg for a short time, is a medieval summit castle belonging to the Drei Gleichen in the area of Holzhausen, a district of the Amt Wachsenburg in the Ilm district in Thuringia. In the course of its history, the castle often changed hands, was destroyed and often rebuilt and expanded: especially from 1900 to 1913 to accommodate the extensive Wachsenburg collections on home and military history (Wikipedia).

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    • February 24, 2019

  • HS-muc

    Top renovated with guest house invites you to a rest. From the Wachsenburg you have an excellent all-round view of the surrounding area.

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    • October 28, 2018

  • Waldfee13

    To hike -am best of all three castles, it is ideal as a start, but not to stop there, rather plenty of provisions to pack in the backpack --- but coming from the A4, it looks like a landmark very well lit.

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    • February 22, 2019

  • Jag2ooo

    Nice little festivals which is very easy to reach and there are also hot meals.

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    • April 16, 2015

  • Germanwalker

    Very nice restored castle with a good restaurant. Unfortunately, Sunday already closed at 16.00 clock.

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Frank PB

    In addition to a great view of the other equals you can also eat and drink a snack here.

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Daniel

    Beautiful hiking trails to Wachsenburg. The views into the surroundings are worthwhile.

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    • May 5, 2019

  • Alwin

    Nice castle lords top food, overnight stay in a castle once.
    And hikes can also be started from here.

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    • January 29, 2020

  • Mac

    Here you can have your lunch break.

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    • January 24, 2021

  • Hobelino

    A beautiful preserved castle in a fantastic location. Hikes via Holzhausen, the Mühlberg and Burg Gleichen reveal wonderful views of the Wachsenburg.

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    • June 6, 2019

  • Daniel

    Delicious food, highly recommended.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Florian

    Very delicious food and a wonderful view of the Thuringian country, a visit is highly recommended and easily accessible on foot or by bike.

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    • May 1, 2020

  • fadenkäfer

    Wonderful castle with hotel & very good gastronomy. Great view of the two "sister castles" (Burg Gleichen and Mühlburg).

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    • July 29, 2021

  • Uta Rö

    Castle with restaurant and hotel
    The castle with the exhibition can be visited during the opening times of the restaurant

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    • September 18, 2021

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Location: Amt Wachsenburg, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany


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