Burg Pappenheim

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Recommended by 305 out of 332 cyclists


  • BioMann

    When visiting the beautiful old town of Pappenheim, with its interesting buildings e.g. "Old castle", you should definitely plan the time to visit the castle.

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Rombea

    Pappenheim Castle towers over the small but charming town of Pappenheim. From the keep you have a wonderful view of the city and the enchanting landscape. The castle is the ancestral seat of the Counts of Pappenheim, who were once Imperial Marshals of the Holy Roman Empire. The most famous offspring of this family is Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, who was also called "Schrammhans" due to the many scars he had acquired in battle. He fought under Wallenstein in the Thirty Years' War and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Lützen, where the Swedish king, Gustav-Adolf, also died. Schiller made the name Pappenheim known through his work "Wallenstein" by putting the sentence "This is how I recognize my Pappenheimer" into the general's mouth. This sentence stood not only for the courage and bravery of the Pappenheim cuirassiers, which Graf Pappenheim commanded, but also for their loyalty to the king and sincerity. Today the sentence is used in its shortened form "I know my Pappenheimer".

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Peter Lustig

    Well-preserved castle complex with many interesting detail such. the amply equipped torture chamber and a worthwhile distance view.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Siggi

    Opening times from 03/28/2020 to 11/8/2020 inclusive
    Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.)
    closed on Mondays

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    • May 16, 2020

  • Mac

    Pappenheim is a nice little town.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Rhodan59

    The road up to the castle is steep and large cobblestone streets. It shakes a lot. But the climb is worth it, the castle is really worth seeing.
    Is privately owned, the annual ticket of the Bavarian Palace and Lake Administration is unfortunately not valid here.

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Rhodan59

    It is not only the view that makes the steep approach over large cobblestones worthwhile, it is also the long history of the castle, which is presented in a small museum. The castle itself is a hghlight, from the 1,000 year old keep to the torture chamber.
    There is also a nature and hunting museum, which is interesting because it shows the wildlife native to the Altmühltal.
    During our visit in July 2020, the restaurant was closed and there was no indication when or if it would open again at all.

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    • July 10, 2020

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Location: Pappenheim, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Altmühltal, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation410 m

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