A visit to Burg Eppstein

For Easter I took my daughter to visit Burg Eppstein – a castle that started life in the 10th Century and who has changed hands many times over the centuries. At the beginning of the 20th Century much of the castle was restored and in 1929 it was handed over to the town of Eppstein.

The town is situated to one side of the B455 road and the castle ruins can be seen from the road itself. It is easiest reaching using the A3 exit Wiesbaden-Niedernhausen. There is plentiful parking on the outskirts of the old town, at the side of the main road.

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The castle is open daily except on Mondays, but it is worth visiting when the museum is opened as it contains a number of interesting exhibits. There is even a themed book corner to keep children occupied. The museum is only open in the winter on Sundays and Bank Holidays, in the summer additionally on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. For current information visit the town website.

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Größere Kartenansicht

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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