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Beautiful, somewhat hidden gem.....

This was the first castle we visited upon arriving in the Rhine Valley and we thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
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Beautiful view of the castle

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle on the Rhine River near the village of... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
Anne M
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Niederheimbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burg Sooneck has long history since its construction by 1271. It was rebuilt a 1861 and became part of Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site at 2002. We cruised along Rhine Valley by late Oct and saw this beautiful castle from below. How to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This castle is beautiful on the outside but the "preservations" done are not true to the period and the few pieces of furniture were shabby, and the art work not well preserved. We were told there would be an English tour aand so we waited....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We arrived late afternoon with no one else around. They told us that there was an English guided tour starting in 20 minutes and that we could walk around the castle while waiting. So we paid for the tour and walked around for 20 minutes....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This was the first castle we visited upon arriving in the Rhine Valley and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very large, intriguing, and picturesque perched on the mountainside but it took a bit of detective work and effort to identify it and then get...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We saw this castle from the road and just had to see it! It is beautiful. The road to get to the car park is fairly long. From the car park there is a shaded but longish walk to the entrance gate. When the trees...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Miryme80
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Rebuilt by Friedrich IV in the mid 19th century with aspirations of a hunting lodge this lovely castle is perched on the Rhein nestled into the forest. You must walk up from the parking area but it's a mild walk, well worth it. Entrance (5EUR)...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The views from the castle are great. However, the difference between this castle and others on the Rhine is the that during the Romantic period the Prussian Royals restored the castle and made it habitable. The castle still contains many of the royal family's furnishings....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Scott077
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Built around 1271 and occupied by Lords of Hohenfels, the castle was destroyed during the War of Palantine Succession. The ruins were leased to the village for planting vineyards. The Prince Frederick of Prussia,bought what was left of the castle and had it rebuilt. The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 1trekky
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Worth a stop on your way through the Rhine valley for the views if nothing else, but the restaurant on-site is a bit reluctant from a service point-of-view.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle on the Rhine River near the village of Niederheimbach. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this castle sitting high above the river. I had to find out a bit...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Anne M
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