Meersburg castle towers high above Lake Constance, a real landmark dominating the surrounding countryside. The ancient castle, the new palace and the excellently preserved town with its surrounding vineyards all combine to ensure that a visit to Meersburg is really memorable.
Even a early as the 15th century the Meersburg was already a long-established defence work from a bygone age. If ancient legend is to be believed, the founding of the castle dates from as far back as the 7th century.
The ancient Meersburg castle, already open to the public at the end of the 19th century, is doubtless one of Lake Constance’s main attractions. Visiting the castle and museum takes you back in history – Germany’s oldest castle has many a tale to tell.
Marvel at the over 30 furnished rooms on display! Visit the castle kitchen, the dungeons, the keep, the armoury, the knights’ hall and the well chamber; continue to the battlements, the stables and the north bastion, to name but a few.
From 1841 to 1848 the well-known German poetess Annette von Droste-Huelshoff stayed in Meersburg castle during her visits to Lake Constance, and also died here on 24th May 1848. You will visit her living quarters and the room where she died during the tour.
March to October: 9.00 - 18.30
November to February: 10.00 - 18.00