Of course our café can be visited without an admission ticket for the castle museum: Get a mini-ticket for 2€ at the cash desk in front of the castle and this will be credited back to you in the café. The mini-ticket is only valid for the short walk to the castle café and not for the rest of the castle.
Depending on your interest, we recommend that you allow between 1.5 and three hours for the castle tour. Especially on the weekends of the “Animated Castle” it is worth planning a little more time.
During our opening hours you can start the independent tour at any time and do not have to stick to specific times for your visit to the Meersburg.
The castle is open 365 days a year and can also be visited on public holidays. Our opening hours on Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be found here.
We want you to feel transported back in time during your tour of the old rooms of the castle. Thus we avoid large explanation boards, information computers or audio guides. When you buy your ticket, you can take a small museum guide with you for just 1€, which will take you through the rooms and history of the castle with pictures and short texts. This guide is available in different languages. During the seasonal months we offer regular themed tours. Group tours through the castle only on request.
Dogs are allowed on a leash in the castle museum, but please watch your dog’s behaviour. You remain responsible for your dog, especially in the centuries-old rooms in the castle.
You are very welcome to take pictures in the Meersburg for your private memories. Flashlight and tripod are not permitted, nor is the systematic photographing of individual items. The images made at the castle may not be published or used commercially. Please contact if you have further questions.
As a castle complex built over many centuries, Meersburg castle is not barrier-free. Disabled guests receive a 10% discount on the entrance fee to the castle museum. The accompanying person of a visitor who shows a severely handicapped pass with the marking B, H, and/or aG receives free entry to the castle. As a wheelchair user, you can visit parts of the castle museum, including the armory, the rooms of the famous poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, the castle garden and the prince bishop’s hall.
Since there are many stairs to climb, we do not recommend going through the castle with a pram. You can leave the buggy at the entrance to the museum and pick it up after your visit. The knight at the bridge will be happy to inform you about the parking options. We do not assume any liability for prams.
Access to Meersburg’s old town is restricted. Individual exceptions can be requested for people with walking disabilities. Please contact us before your visit. Parking is not allowed in the old town.
Parking is not allowed in the old town of Meersburg, so we recommend the various options around the old town:
- Parking Sommertalweg (Schützenstraße, 88709 Meersburg)
- Parking Töbele (Töbelestraße, 88709 Meersburg)
- Parking and car park at the ferry and car park West – at the lake (Unteruhldinger Str.1, 88709 Meersburg)
- Parking Allmendweg (Allmendweg, 88709 Meersburg)
The castle is privately owned. It is considered the oldest inhabited castle in Germany and is inhabited all year round. The castle is financed and maintained by income from the museum. The Meersburg is owned by the Naeßl-Doms family.
With the Bodensee Card Plus you have one-time free entry to the castle. A combination of different discounts is not possible.