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Burg Sooneck

Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Niederheimbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 4906 7436064
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Beautiful, somewhat hidden gem.....

This was the first castle we visited upon arriving in the Rhine Valley and we thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
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Beautiful Castle But Questionable

We saw this castle from the road and just had to see it! It is beautiful. The road to get to the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
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Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Niederheimbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 4906 7436064
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was the first castle we visited upon arriving in the Rhine Valley and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very large, intriguing, and picturesque perched on the mountainside but it took a bit of detective work and effort to identify it and then get...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We saw this castle from the road and just had to see it! It is beautiful. The road to get to the car park is fairly long. From the car park there is a shaded but longish walk to the entrance gate. When the trees...More

1  Thank Miryme80
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Rebuilt by Friedrich IV in the mid 19th century with aspirations of a hunting lodge this lovely castle is perched on the Rhein nestled into the forest. You must walk up from the parking area but it's a mild walk, well worth it. Entrance (5EUR)...More

Thank april b
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The views from the castle are great. However, the difference between this castle and others on the Rhine is the that during the Romantic period the Prussian Royals restored the castle and made it habitable. The castle still contains many of the royal family's furnishings....More

Thank Scott077
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Built around 1271 and occupied by Lords of Hohenfels, the castle was destroyed during the War of Palantine Succession. The ruins were leased to the village for planting vineyards. The Prince Frederick of Prussia,bought what was left of the castle and had it rebuilt. The...More

Thank 1trekky
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Worth a stop on your way through the Rhine valley for the views if nothing else, but the restaurant on-site is a bit reluctant from a service point-of-view.

Thank Travel_realist
Reviewed 16 December 2015

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle on the Rhine River near the village of Niederheimbach. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this castle sitting high above the river. I had to find out a bit...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We walked from the train station to this castle. Knowing it was a small town, we packed water and snacks. At the castle, there is a small refreshments stand with tables. The tour guide only speaks German, so we felt we missed out on some...More

Thank jeanjane112
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Visited the castle on a Thursday afternoon. There was hardly anyone there. It's a rather small castle, and the tour is about 25 minutes long. The tour was in German (an English pamphlet is available for the duration of the tour), and I felt a...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This castle is easy to reach and a 10 minute light walk from the car park. There is a long history back to 1015, the current version was rebuild by the Prussian Crown Prince and today its the property of the local state. it is...More

Thank silkroad_12
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