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Schloss Weissenstein

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Great Art

The tour was in English as that was the common language of the 5 people there for the tour. That... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
Great history

This palace was not hit in WW1 or WW2 while has been perserved the original pieces of the time... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Brenda4755
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Gulf Shores
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Weissenstein Castle is the summerpalace of the Counts of Schönborn for more than 300 years. Built by Princebishop Lothar Franz von Schönborn it was never destroyed in any war. Famous artists and architects, like Johann Dientzenhofer, Giovanni...more
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Schloss 1, 96178 Pommersfelden, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was in English as that was the common language of the 5 people there for the tour. That was very kind of them as many just plow away in German even if no one on the tour understands. A little pricy for the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another of the palaces built by the Prince Bishops of Germany. This Schloss was also built by the von Schonborn family. Although not quite as large as the residence in Wurzburg, it is equally grand with another gem of a staircase topped with...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

This palace was not hit in WW1 or WW2 while has been perserved the original pieces of the time built still remain as built in 1711. The largest art display in Germany are in several rooms plus furniture of the period. It was the summer...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice castle with imoressive state rooms, a marble room and even a grotto covered in sea shells. The guided tour is great. We did it in German. Not sure though, if they offer tours in English; you may have to book...More

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Schloss_Weissenstein, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Schloss Weissenstein, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Thank you for your critics. Though the castle is still private, the family takes great effort in maintaining the castle and even the park, although you think it doesn't look like this. Today we are starting a little "Barock Lounge" where you can buy a...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

A collection of amazing Baroque treasures housed in opulent surrounds. I must make a special mention of our guide. His expertise is German explanation of the highlights of the castle. He went above and beyond his allotted task to help us apprecuate the finer points...More

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Schloss_Weissenstein, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Schloss Weissenstein, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

We thank you for your visit and the review!

Reviewed December 26, 2017

Elector Lord Franz had lots of money so he built a monster palace in 1720 and loaded it with art and sculptures of himself. Titian, Rubens and even a Carvaggio on display with hundreds of others in this chilly place out in the countryside. Worth...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Without any planning beforehand, we stumbled across this huge palace and into their special tour for kids, which they run a few times a year during school holidays. It was nicely done and entertaining without being boring for our five year old. He got to...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a stunningly beautiful country palace (German "Schloss") close to the village of Pommersfelden. It was built in the early 18th century and served as a summer residence for the dukes of Bamberg. You can not visit during winter - only from April through...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This place is the meaning of peace I lived there for one month, and am looking forward to back again to this beautiful place...

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

A grand palace with a monumental staircase, she'll grotto room & beautiful marble hall. Entry is by guided tour only (in German, and rather sparse sheets in English given to help). Surrounding park couldn't be accessed with pushchair as it was through a turnstile. Small...More

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