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Address: Wirtschaftsweg, 55413 Niederheimbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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49067436064
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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 Niederheimbach. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
Anne M
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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) includes a small informational booklet and a tour of the inside. The grounds offer spectacular... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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. They used it as a hunting lodge only twice. A very beautiful place. I highly... More 

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Thank Scott077
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 old structures were retained and additional buildings including the tower was built in the "romantic... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
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 about it. In 2002, Sooneck Castle became part of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World... More 

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Thank Anne M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We walked from the train station to this castle. Knowing it was a small town, we packed water and snacks. At the castle, there is a small refreshments stand with tables. The tour guide only speaks German, so we felt we missed out on some explanations, but between the laminated card in English and gestures, we got what we came... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Visited the castle on a Thursday afternoon. There was hardly anyone there. It's a rather small castle, and the tour is about 25 minutes long. The tour was in German (an English pamphlet is available for the duration of the tour), and I felt a little rushed. There aren't very many rooms to visit. Though the history of the castle... More 

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Thank Stefan G
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

This castle is easy to reach and a 10 minute light walk from the car park. There is a long history back to 1015, the current version was rebuild by the Prussian Crown Prince and today its the property of the local state. it is well maintained, you can access all different parts, gardens, lookouts etc. To get into the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

As previous reviewers have pointed out, this castle is not in Mainz, but just down the road from Bacharach & Neiderheimbach. The castle is signposted from the main Rhein-side road; car park is about 10 minutes easy uphill walk from the castle. Nice gardens & exterior with small cafe terrace overlooking the Rhein. The interior can only be viewed by... More 

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Gemunden, Germany
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Burg Sooneck, located above Niederheimbach, is one of the many Castles or Ruins on the middle Rhein. This Castle and grounds belongs to the State of RheinlandPfalz, who has lovingly restored it as much as possible to it's original condition. It's not the largest on the Rhein, but historically belonging to the Prussian Royal Family gave it an interesting history.... More 

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