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This is a smallish castle, the closest to Koblenz of the many castles by Mosel. You can drive all the way up to the castle and park practically next to it. We actually liked this one best of all the castles that we visited. Beats...More
A great walk or drive to the burg...
The roof of this castle no longer exists so be prepared if there is a chance of rain... you can also have a beer or wine at the kiosk and a bite to eat.. great views of...More
We took a tour of the castle with a guide provided by our Croisi cruise. Be prepared to do a bit of climbing. The view from the top of Alken and the Mosel was spectacular. I also climbed to the very top of the tower....More
We stumbled on to Burg Thurant on way back from visiting Castle Eltz. This castle was completely different. It has a great view of the Moselle River and the town of Alken, has a very small entrance fee, a nice garden, a few rooms to...More
Easy drive to the top and a short walk to the castle, but not much to see, well the entrance fee of 2Eu warns you before the time. The views from the castle is superb and allows one to capture stunning pictures.
On our tour around the Rhin and Mossel decided to stop at Alken for lunch and visit the Burg Thurant. Did not expect much, as visited so many castles during our trip, but this was kind of a surprise, perhaps not expected, less known than...More
Wonderfully preserved castle that offers not only magnificent views down on the town of Alken next to the river, but it also provides a picture on the early history of this part of the world. Reachable by foot through the vinyards or by car, this...More
Nice walk uphill through the vinyards. Upon entering the castle we bought two glasses of white wine and sat down at a table near the castle wall overlooking the Mosel valley. What more can you ask for? Afterwards there are many beautiful spots to explore...More
I found this castle by accident - searching TripAdvisor. I am fortunate - I live in-country, and this was about an hour and 15 minutes from me. I had no idea - nor did any of my coworkers - this castle was this good and...More