We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
Review Highlights
It’s a ruin

We’ve gone to a lot of castles in the past few weeks. Most have been fully retired. This one... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
niki s
Chanhassen, Minnesota
via mobile
Lovely castle

Above this small town stands this lovely castle, with only one of its original towers still... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Qiryat Ata, Israel
Read all 215 reviews
All photos (140)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mosel river”(15 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Burg Metternich, 56814 Beilstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2673 93639
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by these castle ruins. Compared to so many other castles we have seen we found this one very beautiful and organic. It was a 15 minute walk uphill from the water, but the view of the river, valley and vineyards made...More

3  Thank lysmekah
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2014

After a gorgeous boat ride on the Moselle we arrived to Beilstein, a highly advertised place being called the "sleeping beauty" of the Moselle. Well, I guess the sleeping refers to the fact that there is nothing to do there. There is a castle in...More

2  Thank nra4c
Reviews (215)
Filter reviews
92 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mosel river worth the climb jewish cemetery spiral staircase across the river french army small entrance fee surrounding vineyards minute walk small town spectacular views ruin tower burg castle hike leaflet
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 92 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

If you happen going to Germany. This is a must visit place. Take a parking nearby if you go by car, or if you are going by boat it's also a walking distance to go up to the castle. It's a small town worth for...More

Thank Stellachng
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Beilstein many times over the years. It never fails to please. Strolling from the road up into the village is like going back in time (except for all the tourists!). The hotels, restaurants, wine shops, cafes, and the old church stand where they...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This are very nice old castle ruins dating back to the year 1120 . Not too difficult going up , will take you 15 minutes . Very nice viewpoint on the Mosel as well as a nice restaurant sitting in the fresh air .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve gone to a lot of castles in the past few weeks. Most have been fully retired. This one wasn’t, but it was a nice change of pace. The views from the top were beautiful and the climb invigorating.

Thank niki s
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Metternich castle was erected in the thirteenth century and destroyed by the French army in 1689. Sadly a mere leaflet is available to visitors who want to discover the ruins. Although a lot of walls have disappeared and no living quarters have survived you still...More

1  Thank Iweinvanaalst
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nice views, great food. don't try and drive to the top it's not for the faint heart'ed. small car park was full and turning a Audi A4 Avant estate is difficult with unprotected cliff edges on both sides. Lower car park is a short walk...More

Thank Whitestuff22
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Above this small town stands this lovely castle, with only one of its original towers still standing. Metternich Castle was probably built in the 12th century and was destroyed by the French army in 1689. The views from the top of the hill, on which...More

1  Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is on Rick Steve's list of places to chill out while on the Mosel. You can climb to the castle ruins for a view of the Mosel. Wander the town and look at the architecture. Cruise the Mosel. Visit the church. It is all...More

Thank Scott077
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Burg Mettirnich provides an incredible view of the area, tests whether one has a little claustrophobia, and has a nice little patio to sit and have a beer. Highly recommend a visit

Thank EconomistGuy
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I love coming to this old castle ruin, it is very atmospheric and from the top of the tower (vertigo allowing) it has magnificent views over the Mosel River and surrounding vineyards - wonderful. There is a good cafe/restaurant here too. There is a small...More

Thank GSquared2013
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Hotel Gute Quelle
65 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Villa Beilstein
41 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel Altes Zollhaus
38 reviews
.11 km away
Hotel Haus Burg Metternich
24 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15 nearby restaurants
Alte Stadtmauer
159 reviews
.09 km away
Weingutsschenke Domus Vini
11 reviews
.87 km away
Gute Quelle
157 reviews
.07 km away
Bakerei-Cafe Dehren
10 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Personen-Schifffahrt Gebr. Kolb
59 reviews
2.04 km away
Schlagkamp Weinmuseum
9 reviews
3.50 km away
Moselland Museum
16 reviews
3.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines