Anyone who crosses the drawbridge and walks through the heavy entrance door to Meersburg Castle finds themselves plunged into the fascinating world of bygone times. The castle looks back on more than one thousand years of European history and, according to legend and a tradition dating back to 1548, can trace its origins to the 7th century and the Merovingian Dynasty under King Dagobert I. Like growth rings, walls bear witness to the desire to build of previous owners who turned Meersburg into a fortress that was never stormed or destroyed at all. The castle is privately owned. It has been open to the public as a museum since 1878.
During your visit, you will see at least 35 furnished rooms. The clearly explained tour takes you through the dirnitz, the great hall, the castle kitchen the well chamber and along the wall walk.
There is also an extensive collection of weapons and knights’ armour as well as a bathhouse and bakery. The torture chamber at the bottom of Dagobert’s Tower and in the deep castle dungeon offer an insight into medieval justice.
The tour also includes the rooms in which the famous German poet, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, lived when she visited Lake Constance until her death in May 1848. The atmospheric castle café with its magnificent panoramic terrace and the romantically situated castle tavern by the Marienbrunnen fountain are ideal spots to enjoy a pleasant break.
On many days, you can enjoy the view over the town of Meersburg and Lake Constance from Dagobert’s Tower. On several weekends throughout the year, the castle bustles with medieval groups.
Dates can be found on the Homepage.
April - October:
daily 9 am - 6:30 pm
March - February:
daily 10am - 6pm
One-time free admission with the Bodensee Card Plus Summer