"Altes Schloss in Meersburg" Germany Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  The Altes Schloss in Meersburg
by Paul2001

The Altes Schloss in Meersburg is a 7th century castle that is the highlight of a journey to Meersburg. The castle consists of 30 fully furnished rooms that holds all sorts of arms, armour, tapestries and parchments. There is also a 30 foot deep pit where prisoners were held during medieval days.
The castle was the home of the bishops of Konstanz until the 18th century. It was eventually taken over by the family of the baron of Lassberg who still own the castle. Today the castle is supposedly the oldest inhabited building in Germany.
The castle is open daily from 9am to 6:30pm. It costs 5.50 Euros for adults to visit and 3 Euros for the kids. Sadly the website posted below is only in German. Another unfortunately fact is that this is the hardest castle to photograph that I have ever visited. I took this shot from a nearby terrace and I do not think that it is very good. I was unsatisfied by most other photographs I have seen of the castle.

Address: Schlossplatz 10
Phone: 07532/80000
Website: http://www.burg-meersburg.de

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  • Written Jul 19, 2004
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