Explore the Braunfels Castle
Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Dining
Nice shot of the Braunfels Castle on a sunny day
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It looks like it comes directly out of a fairy tale, but it's true -- on the top of a basalt rock, Braunfels (Braunfels vacation rentals | Braunfels travel guide) Castle with its magnificent silhouette majestically overlooks the town and greets its visitors from afar. Continuously inhabited by the princely family for 800 years, the castle is a living cultural monument full of exceptional art treasures.
Since it was built in the 13th century, the structure and interior of Braunfels Castle have been rebuilt and enlarged many times. During the guided tours, history come alive -- visitors hear about the castle's eventful development and about the history of the princely family who established contacts all over Europe and the United States of America.
The cultural events, such as the open-air opera performances, take advantage of the historical scenery and backdrop of the Braunfels Castle courtyard and gardens.
The castle's visitor program is characterized by Christian family tradition and open-mindedness towards the guests from all over the world. With flexible opening hours everyday throughout the year, Braunfels Castle offers its visitors an unusually broad variety of guided tours and events, attracting visitors of all ages and interests.
There are nice restaurants located around the castle and market place area. In summer months, you can sit in one of the beer gardens outside that overlook the castle. Around Christmas time everything is nicely decorated with lights everywhere. So whenever you decide to go, Braunfels Castle is always worth exploring.
We recommend for dining --1) Eiscafe Tomaselli
Category: Italian Ice Cream
Marktplatz 7, Braunfels
Phone: +49 (0)6442-4220
2) Geranio Restaurant
Category: Italian, Romantic Dinner
Kurpark 2, Braunfels
Phone: +49 (0)6442-931990
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Additional travel info
Parking: There are public parking areas around the Castle area downtown.
- Castle Tour (ca. 50 min.): 5,00 €
- Children with parents: 2,00 €
- Tower Tour (ca. 90 min.): 6,00 €
- Family Card: 12,00 €
- Special Events (ca. 50 min.): 6,00 € - minimum 5 Persons (if less, 25 € per tour)
Call +49 (0) 6442 - 5002 for further information. Please book English spoken tours in advance.
Special Guided Tours for Castle Braunfels are available:
- April to October: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the hour
- November to March: On weekdays, please notify in advance; On Sat., Sun., public holidays and Hessian school holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Groups are welcome, please notify in advance.
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Phone: +49 (0) 6442-5002
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