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Schloss Montfort (Montfort Castle)

  • Untere Seestr. 3 Map It
  • Langenargen
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 04/25/2016

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Another 8 km (5 miles) west of Wasserburg is the small, pretty town of Langenargen, famous for the region's most unusual castle, Schloss Montfort. Named for the original owners, the counts of Montfort-Werdenberg, this structure was a conventional medieval fortification until the 19th century, when it was rebuilt in pseudo-Moorish style by its new owner, King Wilhelm I of Württemberg. If you can, see it from a passenger ship on the lake; the castle is especially memorable in the early morning or late afternoon. The castle houses a restaurant, open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, March through October, and on weekends during the colder months. The restaurant is also open for Sunday brunch year-round (10–2, €25 per person, all-you-can-eat German buffet-brunch style). A new wine bar features in the atmospheric cellar, open Friday nights. You can also climb the wooden spiral staircase to the top of the tower for views across the lake to Switzerland, Austria, and over the rolling German countryside.

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Untere Seestr. 3, Langenargen, Baden-Württemberg, 88085, Germany

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  • Tower €2
  • Tower Apr.–Oct., daily 10–noon and 1–5

Published 04/25/2016


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