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Pottenstein Castle (German: Burg Pottenstein) is one of the oldest castles in Franconian Switzerland, a region in the German state of Bavaria. It stands on a rock above the eponymous town of Pottenstein in the Upper Franconian county of Bayreuth. The castle is home to a museum and both may be visited for a fee.Using our world travel planner, Pottenstein attractions like Burg Pottenstein can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Burg Pottenstein reviews
We decided to take af break from the road and found this great but chilly pearl. All in all a nice experience as an underground explorer... NOTE they only take cash more »
Cool to visit, but I think it is overpriced at 5 euro for adults and 2.50 per child. Plenty of history and great views, but can easily be done within an hour. more »
Easy to walk to from the town below, interesting place to walk around. They have some impressive collections of artifacts, but only 3 rooms in the castle are open for display. Everything is in German (we expected it), but the artifacts and grounds were worth the price to us. There are 2 other buildings up there open for viewing, and one has a large exhibition with lots of panels about (I’m assuming) the area and history of the town and castle. There’s only a handful of parking spaces, so I would suggest if you are able, to walk up the hill (takes like 10-15 minutes). There are also a ton of stairs leading up to the exhibits, so be prepared for that if you don’t handle stairs well.
Very cool looking on the outside but did not go in because we had our dog with us and she is not allowed in.
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