Station: [1] Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Braunfels Castle! Our audio guide is about to take you on a journey back in time to explore the history of the castle and the people who have lived here. For more than 800 years, Braunfels Castle has belonged to the Counts and Princes of Solms-Braunfels – so it has a great many stories to tell. 

Stops 2 and 3 deal with the castle’s architectural history. You’ll be able to see historical views of the castle on your smartphone. These will give you an idea of how the castle has changed over the centuries. Stops 4 to 9 will take you from the former Liegemen’s Settlement, the Burgmannensiedlung, up to the castle proper. There, you’ll have a choice. You can either take part in one of our hourly guided tours of the castle, or you can carry on with the audio tour and visit the Family Museum. You can even do both, first one, and then the other. At the Family Museum, stops 10 to 30 provide an insight into the history of the Counts and Princes of Solms-Braunfels. We draw on numerous exhibits from the private estates of family members to tell their stories.

If you’d like more information, our staff at the ticket office and café will be happy to help – they look forward to your visit!

Now – we hope you enjoy your time with us and find plenty to interest you on your tour!

All depictions: © Schloss Braunfels