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Frankenstein Castle

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Great views, good restaurant

Have been there a several of times, interesting visit and the castle is in reasonably good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Savannah, GA
First time American visitors

This was a neat place. We were there mid week and except for someone at concession stand we had the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
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Nieder-Beerbach, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 501501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there a several of times, interesting visit and the castle is in reasonably good condition and the views are excellent. The food at the restaurant was quite tasty.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

This was a neat place. We were there mid week and except for someone at concession stand we had the place to ourselves. Nothing was labeled in English so we had to guess at what we were seeing but then we didn't have a guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Passport140712
Reviewed 12 September 2018

When the American Military was stationed at Darmstadt they used the castle for celebrating Halloween The festival caught on with the Germans, and now they do it every year. There are great sight seeing views, I even lived in the village on both sides of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Doug C
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Love the view of the city. The castle was being fixed up and it looked well preserved. Loved the spooky feel to it. It’s free to enter, there is a donation box. There’s some trails to walk around if that’s something you’re interested in. Overall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here and it was different. The views are amazing. Very interesting to look around. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything open only the toilets. Possibly due to time of year. Nevertheless we enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank small1223
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The castle provided great views and castle ruins in good shape for their age. The structure had a fascinating history of Mary Shelly's classic novel!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sophie g
Reviewed 26 June 2018

If traveling between Heidelberg & Frankfurt it's a great idea to make this pit stop. (Plus there are things to see & do in Darmstadt.) It is usually free, but there was a Medieval group charging 3 Euros to get in. Great view of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Scorpio62USA
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Located just outside Darmstadt, the castle is said to be the inspiration for Mary Shellys Frankenstein. Spent many hours there playing in he ruins. Well worth going to see and there`s an excellent restaurant with mighty fine food. If your into Halloween traditions, this is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank johnfrommilton
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

From the castle you can see the surrounding areas. It is amazing. It is well preserved and a great place to visit. I could only imagine this place at Halloween.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived Frankfurt on Monday morning and drove to Darmstadt to see the castle on our way to Heidelberg. Beautiful scenery approaching the castle and parking was easy. Walk up can be challenging for mobility challenged folks, but well paved. Grounds are small, nicely kept, but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank britosjm
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Kelly A
15 September 2017|
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Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
You will most definitely need a reservation at the restaurant and I don't believe it will be closed during the daylight hours. We were able to go in before it officially opened and walked around before others started coming... More
20 August 2017|
Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get a taxi to take you up but it is a long drive so it may be costly. I would rent a car. Enjoy!
10 July 2017|
Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but nearly everyone who works there that we met spoke English so I am sure if you request it they can make it happen. I did not see anything that have any other details on that issue. Great place to have one and it... More