Metternich Castle Ruins

Beilstein, Germany

Burg Metternich was mentioned in documents first time 1268, when it was owned by Johann von Braunshorn. The castle was not damaged badly before 1689. French army destroyed Metternich castle and it was never completely rebuilt. Today there is a hotel and restaurant.

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L98, Beilstein, Germany
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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.hotel-burg-metternich.eu

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Danny-Rene Müller (2 years ago)
Nice Place
Diederik Linders (3 years ago)
One of the ruins in the gorgeous German Moesel area. Not a very special ruin, but the coolest part is probably climbing the tower which gives a great view (see pictures). The entrance fee to the tower is €2,50. There is a bathroom there.
Jessica Eekels (3 years ago)
Really cheap. 2,50 euro entrance. The view was amazing on the river and the city near it. The climbing to the castle is about 10 min or so. You can also can go up onto the tower for even better view. I loved it
Wei Adam (3 years ago)
Nice castle but only a restaurant inside.
George Claessen (3 years ago)
A nice place to hang around. Make the climb to the top of the tower! So worth wile!
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