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Burg Sayn

Fortress · Romantischer Rhein · 133 m · open today
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  • Burg Sayn im Winter
    Burg Sayn im Winter
    Photo: Andreas Pacek
Today, Sayn Castle is a venue for weddings and functions. Hikers too can enjoy the view of the old ruins; the Rheinsteig and Saynsteig trails run directly beside the partially accessible Castle.
Secured before 1202, probably in the second half of the 12th century, Sayn Castle emerged and actually belongs to a three-part castle group which included the Stein estate and the Mittlere Burghaus (middle castellan’s house). In the 14th and 15th centuries, the defensive fortifications of the Castle were extended to include a zwinger and a turret. From here, the counts of Sayn ruled their estates reaching from Cologne right up to the Lahn River and in the Westerwald and on the Central Moselle - right until, in 1632, the Thirty Years’ War also battered the official residence of the family, which was known as Sayn-Wittgenstein from 1361. Today, Sayn Castle is a venue for weddings and functions. Hikers too can enjoy the view of the old ruins; the Rheinsteig and Saynsteig trails run directly beside the partially accessible Castle.

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Open Mar 31, 2021 through Feb 01, 2031 from 00:00–23:45.
Das Außengelände der Burg Sayn ist jederzeit zugänglich. Der Innenhof und das Restaurant DieSaynBurg sind nur während der Öffnungszeiten zugänglich. 

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50.439222, 7.580202
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50°26'21.2"N 7°34'48.7"E
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32U 399179 5588430
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Burg Sayn

In der Sayner Hütte 4 Besucherzentrum Sayner Hütte
56170 Bendorf
Phone (0049) 2622 703 105 Fax (0049) 2622 703 180

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