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Nice story in the background

I like the story very much. Hardly to say what was motivation to build the castle in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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when you pass, visit!

When on your way from Helmeringhausen towards Maltahöhe or towards Sossusvlei / Sesriem it is a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Horst S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I like the story very much. Hardly to say what was motivation to build the castle in the middle of nowhere. Was wife happy here? Anyway it is interesting. Not much to see but just to feel the atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way (40 km in total on gravel road) to visit the castle. On our arrival we were kept at distance because some photographer was busy taking pictures. We were a group of 14 people. While my husband was enquiring about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

When on your way from Helmeringhausen towards Maltahöhe or towards Sossusvlei / Sesriem it is a good idea to visit this castle of German imperial origin which stands out in this arid area. A tour will take you approximately 20 minutes and they also have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Horst S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

After reading so much about the Baron, mostly in Lawrence Green's books, it was wonderful to finally visit his castle in the middle of nowhere. Entrance fees are a bit steep but hey, the castle upkeep sure isn't peanuts. The massive furniture are also interesting,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This building or project is rather funny. They serve coffee and tea and you can use the baron's toilet facilities. in one of the living rooms the floor is about to collaps so you need to walk around that spot. We really enjoyed this short...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank huys25
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Totally bizarre place! Medieval castle in the middle of no where. Only a few rooms really give off the idea of how it was originally. If you're passing stop by. But don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Passed it on our way through Namibia. Paid 70 rand each to go inside, not worth the money. 3-4 rooms are still intakt, rest of the rooms are office or hotel rooms. But the outside is cool, and the story that they build a castle...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 410louisew
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stumbled upon this place and were tickled pink. Somewhat of a great job doing some restorations to this Baron's home. Built in 1909. There is an amazing addition added that has some remarkable rooms to stay in. Had we known about it we would have...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 876jannettee
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be a bit of a let-down, but it was surprisingly interesting, even for my little kids. My kids loved the turtles in the courtyard garden, and I loved the history and info.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank JoannainGermany
Reviewed 3 February 2017

An interesting piece of history you just have to read it off a badly photo copied paper, who sends the tour guide on holiday during December your most busiest tourist period and with an expensive admission fee. They do have a lovely picnic spot under...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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