Bürresheim Castle, Sankt Johann, Germany (with Map & Photos)

If you visit the Rhineland-Palatinate region, you will surely not miss the famous Eltz castle , the only one where there are, but probably many will forget what is considered its little brother: the Bürresheim Castle. This unknown but charming castle is located near the Mayen city not far from Koblenz. The castle stands in the heart of a beautiful valley surrounded by a landscape of mountains, forests and streams, which gives a magical touch to the visit and will make the detour worth it.

Bürresheim Castle
Bürresheim Castle

About Bürresheim Castle


The uniqueness of Bürresheim Castle lies in the fact that it is, together with Eltz and Lissingen Castle, one of the few castles in the Eifel region that were never conquered or devastated throughout its history, despite numerous Wars raged in this border region of Germany. 

Bürresheim Castle
Bürresheim Castle

In addition, it is one of the best examples to clearly see the gradual evolution of the castle from its beginnings as a medieval fortification to the residential baroque palace that we contemplate today, since the castle is a mixture of overlapping styles. In addition, since it was inhabited until 1938 and its interior has remained practically unchanged, the visit will allow us to discover the lifestyle of the Rhine nobility from the 15th to the 20th century.

Bürresheim Castle Map