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Schloss Berleburg – a royal ancestral home

Castle · Bad Berleburg · 440 m
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Schloss Berleburg has an impressive fairytale ambience: Wonderful concerts, unique guided tours and the thought-provoking WeihnachtsZeitreise (Christmas journey through time) make this place something really special.
As an ancestral home, Schloss Berleburg is one of only a few royal seats in Germany that have been lived in by the same family for more than 750 years. And it is precisely this “lived-in” state that makes the atmosphere so special and invites you to visit. A guided tour, among other things, provides an insight into the banqueting halls, the grand hall, the chapel and the private quarters of the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg family.

The journey through time runs from the splendid “Corps de Logis” to the social rooms and to the oldest part of the castle. There, visitors can learn about the long family history of the noble house and its connection to the region, and feel their commitment to land and people. The ambience of the castle offers a stylish setting for concerts by the Bad Berleburg cultural society. Advent and the Christmas period are impressively organised, particularly the special exhibition at the castle. Afterwards, you can enjoy a walk through the castle park.

Opening hours

January to April 2019:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: at 2:30 pm

 

May to October 2019:

Daily at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

 

Tour duration approx. 1 hour

There will be no tours from 08/07 to 15/07/2019!

(Please find up-to-date information on the Internet!)

 

November and December 2019:

On request

 

Current information is available at Tel: 02751-936010

Or on the website: www.wittgenstein-berleburg.net

Price:

  • Adults: € 5.00
  • Children: € 1.50
  • Groups (from 20 people): € 4.00 per person

Discount for Wittgenstein Card holders

Perhaps on an exclusive journey through time with Countess Maie Esther Poyxena von Wurmbrand-Stuppach, alias Gabriele Rahrbach. This special guided tour takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Further information on this is available at www.berleburger-zeitenspruenge.de.

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Update: July 15, 2022

Public transport

By bus or train to Bad Berleburg Central Train Station.

Getting there

Coming from Winterberg directly to the village entrance, then turn left onto Hochstraße. Straight on to Parkstraße/Goetheplatz. The castle is on the right-hand side.

Parking

The signposted parking spaces are available free-of-charge.

Coordinates

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51.051424, 8.388630
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51°03'05.1"N 8°23'19.1"E
UTM
32U 457147 5655721
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Schloss Berleburg – a royal ancestral home

Goetheplatz 8
57319 Bad Berleburg
Phone +49 2751 936010

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