Burgruine Virneburg

Burgruine Virneburg

Virneburg

The Virneburg castle ruins were mentioned as early as the 10th century as the seat of an important family and their impressive castle ruins attract visitors today to explore the traditional history or to invent new stories.

To explore the castle and the eponymous village of Virneburg, the trail "Traumpfad Virne-Burgweg" offers itself, which offers a fabulous mixture of forest, open heathland and history. After some ups and downs, the round tower of the Virneburg presents a fantastic view.

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Opening hours

  • Vom April 22nd bis December 31st
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

Place

Virneburg

Contact

Burgruine Virneburg
Burgblick 3
56729 Virneburg
Phone: (0049) 2651800995
Fax: (0049) 2651800920

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