Pyrmont Castle

Roes, Germany

Burg Pyrmont was built in the late 12th century by Kuno von Schönburg. It was first time mentioned in document dating from 1225. Waldbott Bassenheim family restored the castle in 1712, but it was partially demolished during the French occupation in the tide of 18th and 19th centuries. The last restoration was made in 1912. Today Pyrmont castle is open to the public.

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Burg Pyrmont 2, Roes, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.burg-pyrmont.de

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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Joseph Stevens (18 months ago)
Not sure where to park. Saw cars lined up and down the road. It appeared to be closed (for a party?) when we arrived, though there were no signs to this effect. So we took a few pictures and left.
Abuamerican Little (2 years ago)
Was closed when I went there and the parking is a bit confusing but... All in all it looks like it is a nice place. Will rate again when it's open
Gints Kļaviņš (2 years ago)
A nice place to visit.
Leon Odzhara (3 years ago)
There is not much left from castle to drive to this place only to look on it. But if this place is on the way, it might be nice to stop and look at it. There are some parking areas in the near
Kenneth Brown (4 years ago)
Really nice castle, well renovated and setup for events. Takes about an hour for a self tour with amazing views. Well worth a visit if you are into castle crawls without the crowds found at other places.
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