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Address: Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Missed a close look

We drove by this one day and I didn't know it was a public building. Missed opportunity, but will plan for a future trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Lexington, South Carolina, USA
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Lexington, South Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We drove by this one day and I didn't know it was a public building. Missed opportunity, but will plan for a future trip.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Found this by chance as we were driving around. Looked interesting but did not see away to go inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This cute house is sadly closed indefinitely due to the owner's death per the Tourist Information Center. I am happy that I asked while I was there getting a map. I was however able to get some amazing photos of it from the Castle Gardens.

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Thank jehenson81
Northern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I can confirm earlier reports that the castle was closed. When I arrived there was a hand written sign in German that loosely translated to "go to the right". You had to go to a private residence next door and ask for entrance, then someone went and got another person from a residence next to the castle. They would then... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

From my limited German, I understand that a recent death caused the Toppler Castle to be closed. Regardless, the hike down to it and back was very relaxing. In other words, go for the outdoor experience and not for the museum.

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Thank Gary H
Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Toppler Castle is a special place to visit inside the medieval years. Builty partly as a defensive tower, partly as a residence.

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Thank Jacob J
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Our guide took us by the place. It sits in a small village in the River Taub valley below Rothenburg on the cliff tops above. It is just odd that anyone would build a fortified house like this. According to the guide it was a summer place for some officer of the city, but it looked too small to be... More 

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Thank JohnAnn B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Das Topplerschlosschen is a small tower with a wee house on top of it. It lies outside the town walls. My wife and I walked from the Burgtor, down a steep path that took us across a field, over a stream, and a very short distance along a small road. It took about 20/25 minutes. It costs 1.5 euros to... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

It was a cute place to take a few photos, but nothing very spectacular. The surrounding gardens were very nice. You have to ring the bell to get someone to let you into the garden, but we were unable to get into the 'castle' itself. If you can figure that part out, perhaps it will be worth the trip! Walking... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

Or one can make an appointment. The owner has to guide, as his wife is suffering from a bad knee. One has to 'kling' the bell, and the owner will come. Fluently he talked about the history of this small 'castle'. It is small and narrow, but rather high. Be carefull at the steps, as it is rather steep. It... More 

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