Burg Pottenstein, Pottenstein

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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.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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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