Eberstein Castle

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Gernsbach, Germany
Eberstein Castle - View of the Murg Valley
Eberstein Castle - Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle - Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle - Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle - Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle - Eberstein Castle

Eberstein Castle Gernsbach Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Eberstein Castle May 13, 2011
Eberstein castle is located on a ridge high above Gernsbach. With its towers the castle is a landmark which is impossible to overlook. The Counts of Eberstein built it as their seat in the 13th century. When the family died out in 1660 it became property of the Margraves of Baden, who owned it until the 1990s.

The castle was in decay for some time until it was restored and refurbished in the 19th century, hence its present appearance is not medieval. The castle hosts an upscale hotel, the main buildings are not accessible to passers-by. You can enter the first courtyard through the impressive gatehouse which dates from 1602 - 1609. The way further up is closed by an iron gate.

Nevertheless the place is worth visiting for the views. The castle

can be reached either by car or on foot. The walk from Gernsbach centre to the castle takes about 45 minutes. The buildings on the right are now a gourmet restaurant. I hear it is excellent, unfortunately it is above my budget. There is outdoor seating on the terraces facing South with a wide view of the Murg valley and

the surrounding mountains. The winery Schloss Eberstein has a shop and tasting room in the courtyard.
Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle
Eberstein Castle
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