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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
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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Lovely castle

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

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Yair1515
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Haifa, Israel
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Burg Metternich, 56814 Beilstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 .

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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

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 Yair1515
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
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We enjoyed the brief hike - didn't even pay to go into the castle. Can bypass the gate to visit the Jewish cemetary and reach the amazing view point. Do it!

1  Thank aspenanne
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It was a 15 minute walk up from the town center, but the views were amazing, even in the rain. Didn't climb the tower as the spiral staircase was extremely narrow.

1  Thank psychomom715
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