"Schloss Braunfels" Braunfels Things to Do Tip by himalia11
Braunfels Things to Do: 8 reviews and 19 photos
With all the towers and, the castle looks like from a fairy tale, at least from the distance. It first was mentioned in 1246 and frequently was extended and remodelled. As the castle is still inhabited, you unfortunately only can see a few rooms, like the "knight's room" with armours and weapons, the "stairs room" and "picture gallery" with old furniture and paintings. Also there are some rooms with religious pieces, mainly taken away from the church in earlier times. You'll here see the ring of Elisabeth von Thüringen (St. Elisabeth of Hungary) which is said to have indicated the dead of her husband by breaking when he died.
You only can visit the castle with a guided tour, and upon advance notice also English and French guided tours are possible. You'll get some special shoes to wear over your shoes so that the wooden floor doesn't get damaged. The tour takes 50 minutes and it was quite interesting to learn some more about the former times and get the origin of some phrases that we still use explained. At the end we went outside to the "guns place" from where you have a nice view on the Braunfels and the landscape.
Admission (2014): 6 ? adults, children (5-10) 2 ?, pupils/students 3 ?. A minimum of 4 persons (or 25 ?) is needed for the guided tour.
Open from 11:00, daily from April until early November and outside this time on the week-ends or school holidays.