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Burg Castle Solingen

Burg Castle Solingen

The Palace Of Castles

One of the most historic castles in Germany and one that has been reconstructed is Burg Castle Solingen. Dating from the 12th century, the Burg Castle was rebuilt between 1890 and 1914 using the original plans and it is perched high upon a hill above the River Wupper with a commanding appearance that has made it very popular with visitors.

Bergisches Museum

The museum within the castle has a large amount of exhibits that show off the history of this wonderful building. There is the Knight’s Chamber, the Bower, the Ancestors’s Chamber and the Chapel. Each of these chambers holds murals and paintings that show how the former residents, the counts and dukes of Berg, lived their lives.

A Guided Tour

If the weather is fine you can arrive at the castle by the funicular railway which travels over 90 metres up in the air. Then take a guided tour of the castle and see the bedrooms, kitchens and a music chamber. One of the rooms contains a huge model railway with 200 metres of lines and over 100 different model trains. This is something that children and adults can enjoy together.

Weddings And Celebrations

Such is the draw of the Burg Castle Solingen that many couples choose to hold their wedding reception in the chapel. This is a grand location for all kinds of celebrations and the views from the turrets are spectacular.

A tour around the Burg Castle Solingen is well worth putting on your list of trips if you are visiting the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Accommodation Near Burg Castle Solingen

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Hotel Abalone

The Hotel Abalone is a four star rated establishment that is situated 4.84 kilometres from the castle. Close to both Düsseldorf and Cologne, the hotel has modern rooms, a welcoming bar and a games room.

An Italian Restaurant, La Terrazza, serves up tasty speciality dishes and there is a wide selection of fine wines and draught beer. Close to both the buses and trains, the Hotel Abalone delivers a pleasant atmosphere for every guest and all the staff speak English.

Villa Paulus

The Villa Paulus offers both charm and elegance with rooms that feature stucco ceilings and wooden floors. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and both International and Mediterranean cuisine is served in the restaurant. Dining out on the terrace on a warm summer night followed by a cold drink in the beer garden is an experience not to be missed.

Located just 5.04 kilometres from the Burg Castle Solingen, the Villa Paulus has free parking and guests are always made to feel at home by the friendly staff who all speak English.

Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln – Am Stadtwald

Further afield by some 23.46 kilometres is the Leonardo Royal Hotel. This is a four star hotel that is situated on the edge of the Stadtwald city forest and has rooms with a view over the Lake Kahnweiler.

Perfect for visitors who want to see the Burg Castle but also want to enjoy sightseeing around Cologne, the hotel has 150 rooms and all have free Wi-Fi. You can choose a view over the lake or the leafy park and enjoy a superb meal in the Vitruv restaurant where there is also an outdoor terrace. Trams and buses all pass close by to this impressive hotel.

How To Get To Burg Castle Solingen

By Air

Flights into Cologne, Hamburg and Düsseldorf are all available from the UK and each of these airports has good transport links to the castle. You can hire a car and drive or take your onward trip on the excellent railway system.

By Train

Inter City trains run to Solingen main train station from the main cities. From the main station there is a local train, the S7 to Solingen Mitte station and then there is a bus number 683 to Burger Bahnhof. A fifteen minute walk will take you to the castle.

By Road

The A1 motorway from Cologne takes you to exit number 96 which is signed Wermelskirchen. Then take the signs for the Schloss (castle) Burg. Parking is available at the grounds of the castle or at the start of the funicular railway which spans the River Wupper.

A bus no 683 runs from Solingen Mitte station to Burger Bahnhof. From there it is 15 minutes to walk to the castle.

Other Things To See And Do

Special Events

Each year there are some special events held at the castle so if you want to enjoy any of these you must carefully choose your holiday trip to coincide with the events. At Easter there is a market where you can buy gifts and floral decorations for the home.

In the season of Advent a wonderful Christmas Market is held where you can enjoy a traditional mulled wine while looking for gifts for family or friends.

There is also a medieval market where crafts can be purchased and you can watch how these are made by the craftsmen who use traditional skills from the medieval era.

Hiking And Long Walks

This area of Germany is perfect for hikers and those who enjoy long distance walks. There are two marked trails that cover a loop of some 224 kilometres and the trail is packed with spectacular views. There is also some less difficult terrain where beginners can take part in walks around this amazing area of the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Sightseeing Around Cologne

If you want to see around Cologne, there are some wonderful sights including the majestic cathedral and the old historic market square. Visitors around the Christmas period can see musical fireworks and at other times of the year there are many great sporting events.

Why Do Visitors Choose Burg Castle Solingen?

The variety of the landscape and the majestic grandeur of an original castle that looks exactly as it did when first built are certainly a couple of the reasons why the Burg Castle Solingen is so popular. Over 250,000 visitors arrive each year to see the splendour of the furnishing and exhibits held in the castle.

If you love history you will want to make sure that you experience a visit to the Burg Castle Solingen.

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