Burg Meersburg
Burg Meersburg
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Nearly 1,500 years old, this medieval castle has been well-preserved and remains open to visitors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
The most exciting thing about the visit was seeing the owners drive up to the castle in the smart car.

The location is beautiful with amazing views, however the castle itself is overpriced. There is little information as you walk through, however you do get to be up close in areas such as the defense towers which was special.

A small investment by the owners to add info boards (in English) would take this average visit to a good one. (There were info pamphlets for additional cost, but not handy)
Written 19 February 2023
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harvey
Woringen, Germany2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Too expensive for quick walk around. Most parts are blocked off, hardly to near no info written any where. We had seen it all within 20 minutes. This place isn’t even worth seeing on a rainy day. More information boards are needed.
Written 4 November 2021
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Steve R
Buochs, Switzerland189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My family and I visited Meersburg for a 2 day visit.

Whilst there we came across the old castle (burg), so we took the chance to visit it. It cost us 37 euros for 3 of us.

The ticket office spoke English. It is a self guided tour and we were given a tour book in English to follow. (1 euro) and you will need it, as all info on walls is in German.

It’s a small quaint castle. It took us between 45 mins to an hr to wonder around leisurely.

If you are there and have some spare time, go visit.
Written 22 February 2020
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DaveandChip
Philadelphia, PA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
You know, if you have been to a few castles in your journeys, that they are like a box of chocolates. You Never Know What You Are Gonna Get. Sometimes it is a pile of rubble, or a an historic building that has been whitewashed and buffed up as a decorators showcase. And sometimes it is so Disneyesque that it looks plastic. But this is the real deal and is still inhabited. It is very kid-friendly and you can touch everything.
You need to buy tickets in a shop that is detached from the building. It is located diagonally across the square from the bridge that goes across to the castle. Just look for all the wonderful souvenirs.
There are a few creepy manikins but everything is original and gives you an authentic feel of a Medieval castle. The path ambles haphazardly around up and down and around. (It is not for the feeble.) The extremely wide planks (24" +) of the wooden floor creak under your feet. And Meersburg is filled with ancient original furniture, unlike those unoccupied places. Not perfect - there are a few displays of "life-as-it-once-was" but they augment authentic and unusual fireplaces and ovens. Be sure to look into the bathhouse, it's fun.
We decided not to eat at there restaurant, but I forget why. I think it was because the menu was very small and we like a quick bite for lunch. There is a Bier Garten that looks very nice.
This is our second trip to Meersburg and we finally made it to the castle. It's funny since I bought a castle model two years ago and had been wondering what it was really like. Being there was an absolute delight.
Great for Architecture, History and Gardens
• Parking? no, up or down the hill
Photos allowed
• Not Accessible
• Bathrooms are clean but hard to find
• Family Tolerant

Written 15 November 2015
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lothloria
Vanersborg, Sweden354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
The Meersburg Burg is worth a visit. I mean, just the name implies how important the castle has been by having burg in the name of the city.

The castle is being well taken care off and it is a really nice tour, you can't get away from the tour path. You really get the old medieval feeling.

There are however some things that might be good to know. There aren't any information signs in the castle, you have to buy a pamphlet where you buy your tickets, which costs 1 euro extra. I really recommend that you buy it, though, since you won't have a clue about what any room was used for otherwise. In some rooms the suits of armor and swords might give you an idea, but otherwise it is hard to figure those facts out for yourself. Also there is a tower that you can only visit in the company of a guide, and this one is only done in German, which I think is a pity. It costs a few euros extra, but I could imagine that it is worth it since you get a guided tour. The fees are also used to maintain the castle and taking care of it, so your money is used in a good purpose.

Also I was very disappointed in the restaurant/café, which is the main reason for me not giving a 5 out of 5 to this attraction. The location of it is wonderful, but the rest is absolutely awful. We got in and thought that we could order the small pieces of cake by the counter, but when I started to order the woman interrupted me and said that they only had table service. Fine, we took a table, and waited for her to come take our orders, as she must have understood that we were ready to order, since we already had tried it. But she rushed past us two times not even looking our way. After 10 minutes we left our seats and decided to continue our tour instead, since we suspected that if ordering took so long, how long would the service take? There wasn't even that many people in the café at the time. So a tip, don't be hungry when you enter the castle, or be prepared to wait! I don't think the food is that fabulous either, when taking a fast glance at the menu and the people that had in fact got their orders.

But all in all a wonderful castle, well worth a visit!

Positive things:
- The view!
- The tour of the castle is well signposted

Negative things:
- The rude waitress in the café
Written 13 August 2012
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Sam L
Edmonton, Canada71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were hesitant to buy tickets (13 euro each) as we weren’t sure if the information inside the castle would be in English. With the help of fellow Trip Advisors, we found out if you buy the English pamphlet (1 euro) that you can easily do a self guided tour and it was worth it! It was very cool and easy to follow with the pamphlet.
Written 23 April 2019
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Peter W
Coupeville, WA459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
I had avoided touring the castle earlier this year but joined some friends that were set on taking the tour. I was glad I did.

It was self guided and you had to follow a map in a brochure and look for room number signs to guide you. This system could be improved. Once we figured it out and got past the unexpected and unmarked turnstile the really interesting sights began.

I fence on occasion so the displays of ancient swords and edged weapons greatly impressed me. There were very few signs but at least one display was from the 1500's.

Some of the rooms were very simply decorated as if you were seeing them as they were 500 years ago. The dining room with long heavy tables, and just a few wall decorations including a moose head that looked to be several hundred years old is an example. Others were more modern, only a couple of hundred years old.

The kitchen, bakery, and forge demonstrated how self sufficient the castle was to its inhabitants. It was built to sustain, protect and defend the people who lived here during very scary times. Yet there was beauty in the gardens and especially in the views over the lake to the West.

Well worth the time to explore.

Written 8 November 2015
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Corina B
Wilsonville, OR344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Buy tickets BEFORE you are at the castle from gift shop maybe 500 ft before the entrance. Get the guide book for 1 euro as all the explanations inside are in German. Plus, guidebook gives you very interesting facts. Self guided tour takes about an hour unless you have kids-they will want to stay longer. Easy walk but many narrow staircases. I suggest you nix the flip flops for this one. Nice cafe at start of castle with outdoor seating that has to die for views. the German Pfannkuchen is great as was the meat platter.Castle is located in pedestrian zone. Car parking is at a premium and you will need COINS for the fee. Lastly, we only found one restroom and that was at the beginning by the cafe.
Written 12 July 2015
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Lynda K
Kansas City, KS3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
This was a fun castle to visit. We have seen many since we have been in Germany and this one was quite unique. So much of it is original - you feel like you are stepping back in time. The room where the famous poet died is fascinating. Although all the signs were is in German, you can buy an English guide for 1 euro that will explain everything. It is well worth a visit if you come to Meersburg.
Written 11 November 2014
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j p
Minnesota97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Interesting castle to see and wonder around at your own pace. The English guide book fills you in on what you're seeing.
Written 3 March 2020
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