Wachenburg Castle

Weinheim, Germany

Wachenburg castle was built between 1907 and 1928 by the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent, a Corps of former students. The castle contains a restaurant with a nice view of the country.

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Founded: 1907-1928
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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y G (16 months ago)
Great views to have a coffee.
Danielle Cummings (2 years ago)
This is a modern castle (built in the early 1900s), of course still well preserved, which houses a restaurant and seems to serve more ceremonial/organizational purpose than tourist ones. I only discovered it when I brought my kids to do the Gruffalo path (which is the only reason I even found out about Windeck castle, as the path leads up to it), but couldn't find opening hours on their website. I decided to come and see if we could explore the castle; we parked at the Wanderparkplatz just prior to entering the castle grounds and walked up the paved path, through the wooden gate that was open, and under the stone arch lladen with crests. There happened to be a large party there that night for a business' employees, which looked like a grand old time, and the setting was wonderful for it - once you walk through the arch, the indoor restaurant entrance is immediately on the right, but then you see the terrace in the courtyard, which has a great view and has wonderful ambiance, many tables, even couches to lounge on. The castle surrounds you, with its beautiful windows and stone walls and a single tower (that I saw). I couldn't find anywhere to enter the castle itself that was open to the public, and there were no obviously castle staff members to ask, so we simply enjoyed the view for a few minutes and went on our way. The restaurant menu looked fantastic, if a little too fancy and expensive for me to stop there with just myself and three young kids 5 and under, but I'd guess it'd make for a great date night or girls night out. This, topped with ample close parking, makes for a wonderful evening!
ian cooper (2 years ago)
Friendly service and great views i have yet to eat at the restaurant
Mirsad Paloš (2 years ago)
Really nice place to grab a cup of coffee and some great cake that they serve ??
i cabby (Cabby1215) (2 years ago)
A great location with good walking and parking the restaurant seemed expensive.
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