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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 9 October 2018
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Great history

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

Reviewed 15 July 2018
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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
+49 9548 98180
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 15 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brenda4755
Reviewed 13 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Renata_FTL
Schloss_Weissenstein, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Schloss Weissenstein, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 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 19 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Coral-Anne R
Schloss_Weissenstein, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Schloss Weissenstein, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

We thank you for your visit and the review!

Reviewed 26 December 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ghanbg
Reviewed 28 November 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank saltacity
Reviewed 1 October 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...

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Marcellino S
Reviewed 23 August 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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jenny L
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