Arras Castle

Alf, Germany

Burg Arras is located to the site of ancient Roman hill fort. It was first time mentioned in 1120, but probably built around 936 (the dungeon dates from that time). The castle has been owned by Palatine counts and bishop of Trier. It was destroyed by French army in the late 17th century and rebuilt in the 20th century. Today Burg Arras is a hotel and restaurant.



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Nancy Anderson said 38 days ago
Many, many years ago we visited Burg Arras. Family legend (my grandfather was William Arras) says that this castle was in our family many years ago. It is beautiful and I would love to visit it again!


Triererstraße, Alf, Germany
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Founded: c. 936 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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Lisa Kromanaker (2 years ago)
A unique place to say you've spent a evening where centuries of history is stored. The staff is mostly friendly. The manager Roman was very helpful wth local help finding an open wine maker willing to host on a Sunday. The meals were delicious and plentiful. I recommend the breakfast for the variety and portion of a typical German breakfast of soft boiled egg, deli meat, rolls/ bread. The patio and garden are beautiful with priceless views. Besides the enormous price tag, my main negative was with the difficult sleeping comfort. The room was very stuffy and warm. We tried to open the big beautiful windows to allow in fresh cooler air on the dinnet night but without screens on any windows there were too many insects allowed in to annoy our sleep. I felt like the "Princess and the Pea" by trying to get comfortable. Besides being too warm as mentioned the linens were very scratchy and rough. Sleeping was difficult. But hey I slept in a real castle!!
Kirsten van der Meulen (2 years ago)
A beautiful Castle on top of a mountain with a beautiful view over the mountains. It's like you walk into some kind of fairytale, it's very surreal. We stayed for dinner. We were welcomed by the owner of Castle, a super sweet lady who actually lives there. We had a salad with goat cheese, tomato soup, aspergus and a delicious panna cotta. All dishes were served with great wines from the area. A perfect night I won't ever forget. I definitely recommend it if you have something special to celebrate. There's also a funny museum, definitely worth a visit.
Bob Purzycki (2 years ago)
Didn't really like this one too much.
XIN WANG (3 years ago)
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