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Burg Thurant

56332 Alken / Mosel, Alken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2605 2004
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Impressive castle

Impressed by the Burg Thurant - you can not miss this impressive castle, which is on the hill above... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haifa, Israel
Small but nice

This is a smallish castle, the closest to Koblenz of the many castles by Mosel. You can drive all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tampere, Finland
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“entry fee” (3 reviews)
“mosel valley” (4 reviews)
“nice castle” (3 reviews)
56332 Alken / Mosel, Alken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2605 2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed by the Burg Thurant - you can not miss this impressive castle, which is on the hill above the town of Elkan. The castle was built on Roman ruins probably in the late 12th century, making it one of the oldest castles along the...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank kjraiha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Monibea
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

1  Thank sl0tta
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

Thank GorospeL
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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.

Thank JokerNev
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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

Thank JordiBo
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

Thank BarryvJ
Reviewed 3 August 2016

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

1  Thank Jens O
Reviewed 18 July 2016

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

1  Thank darin p
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