Greifenstein Castle Tours

One of the oldest fortresses in Germany, this medieval castle dates back to the 13th century with original owner Rudolf von Greifenstein residing here in 1226. Located in Hesse and declared a national historical landmark in 1995, the dark grey stone castle features numerous courtyards and bastions, as well as torture chambers, towers, catacombs, a baroque church, an underground chapel, herb gardens and a wine cellar. Interestingly, the castle has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, and today you’ll see sections that are in ruins while other parts are in-tact.

A major highlight of a visit to the Greifenstein Castle is its German Bell Museum, where you can view about 50 beautiful bells, some dating back to the ninth century. Bells have descriptions about how they were produced, and visitors have the chance to create their own music by chiming them. Don’t leave without also having a meal in the onsite restaurant, which is reminiscent of old times with scroll menus, knights providing entertainment and traditional meals you eat with your hands. If you have time, you can explore the hiking trails in the nearby forest.
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Address: Talstrasse 19, Heiligenstadt, Germany
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Hours: Open 9am - 5pm
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Admission: Adult: 3.50 EUR, Child: 1.50 EUR
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Atta Dripstone Cave and Braunfels Castle Tour from Frankfurt

Discover Germany’s largest dripstone cave and visit the medieval Braunfels Castle on this guided, full-day, small-group tour from Frankfurt. Escape to the town of Attendorn, just south of Dortmund and the Biggesee Reservoir — the site of the famous Atta Cave. Explore the cave, then enjoy a walking tour of nearby Braunfels Castle, one of the oldest fortresses in Germany. See the ruins and its many rooms, including the torture chamber, wine cellar, herb garden and popular German Bell Museum. Transportation and all entrance fees are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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