Oldest inhabited German castle, one of the attractions of Lake Constance and landmark of the city. In the extensive museum of the Meersburg you can experience the Middle Ages and trace the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
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According to old legend and a tradition from 1548, the foundation of the imposing fortification is said to date back to the 7th century to the Merovingians under King Dagobert I.
The tour through the castle museum leads among other things through a medieval living quarters, the knights' hall, the hall of arms, the well room dungeons, chapels, battlements, the torture chamber, the towers, and when the towers, when opened also the Dagobert's Tower, the picturesque castle garden and the fortified northern bastion.
The museum also includes the study and death chamber of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Germany's greatest poet who lived at the castle during her stays at Lake Constance.
In addition to the guided tour of the museum, from April to November theme tours take place. Details of the tours can be found on the homepage of the castle.
For registered groups: special Droste and castle tours.
Castle café: In the baroque hall with lake view, open daily.