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Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg)

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Fantastic show of falcons, vultures and owls

The main purpose we visited the Guttenburg Castle was to see the show of the wild big birds. What a... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Historic family Owned castle,valley views.

We stopped here ,for light refreshments,and a wedding was taking place,the bride and her husband... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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74855 Hassmersheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6266 228
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The main purpose we visited the Guttenburg Castle was to see the show of the wild big birds. What a treat to see the fantastic show. Each show is different. The birds decided themselves to fly or no. The visit to the museum is also...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped here ,for light refreshments,and a wedding was taking place,the bride and her husband were greeted by a swing type jazz band,lovely setting as they had their reception in a hall along side the castle. There is a display of eagles,vultures,and other birds of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

First, about the birds: When I visited in 1978, Guttenberg Castle was the ONLY facility in the world still in the commercial business of falconry (enviromnental laws having shut down other less-well operated businesses). They bred and trained all varieties of predatory birds for sale...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Along most major rivers in Germany there are castles that have stood on the hills for centuries. This is one of the best ones to visit, it is occupied (in the new part, not on the main self-guided tour) by the same aristocratic family who...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful little treasure! Rare Bird show extraordinary- eagles fly, vultures right in front of you!! Please do this with kids 9-90! It's not a ruin- it's a standing 800 year old great condition castle! Great yummy traditional restaurant on site and interesting museum....More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank c b
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We visited with a mixed group of German and English people, town twinning event. The birds of prey show is fascinating, though mostly in German; a few explanations in English in consideration for the "foreigners", so if you do not have any German the actions...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We drove here and attended the bird show. So fantastic. I do not speak German and even though 99% of the oral delivery was in German, we still loved it! They had eagles, vultures, owls, rare birds from all over the world. They would soar...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank creeksideJ
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Home of the German Raptor Center and with views of the Neckar Valley it was well worth the effort to pedal our bikes up to see Burg Guttenberg. We didn't do the bird show but did tour the grounds and visit the museum. Walking around...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Peter E
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We did not attend the bird show, instead concentrating on the museum and climbing to the top of the old tower. This late medieval hilltop castle overlooks the Neckar river valley below. The castle was never destroyed and has been inhabited continuously for almost 800...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank thunefeld
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent show! Birds fly right over your head! Some of the birds are so ugly only a mother could claim them! We told the people that were doing the show that we didn't speak much German so they explained everything in english. You have to...More

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26 March 2018|
Response from BvG1963 |
The display area of the German Raptor Centre as well as the restaurant and the inner yard of the castle are accessible by wheel chair.
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