It looks like coming directly out of a fairy tale, but it's true: On the top of a basalt rock, Castle Braunfels (in Germany) with its magnificent silhouette majestically overlooks the town and greets its visitors from afar. Family-owned for 800 years, the castle is a living cultural monument full of exceptional art treasures and still inhabited by the princely family today.
In the course of the centuries the castle's appearance and interior have changed, the complex was rebuilt and enlarged many times. During the guided tours history becomes 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 taking place against the background of the historical scenery of the castle courtyard and gardens are a special treat, open air opera performances, for example.
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 all year round and every day, the 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, and lights everywhere. So whenever you decide to go, Braunfels 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
- 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 am to 6 pm, on the hour
- November to March: On weekdays, please notify in advance; On Sat., Sun., public holidays and Hessian school holidays from 11 am to 5 pm
- Groups are welcome, please notify in advance.
There are public parking areas around the Castle area downtown.