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Burg Sayn

Fortress · Romantischer Rhein · open
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  • Turm Burg Sayn
    / Turm Burg Sayn
    Photo: Stadt Bendorf
  • / Burg Sayn
    Photo: Stadt Bendorf
  • / Ausblick
    Photo: Traumpfade, Peter Kappest
  • / Schloss und Burg Sayn
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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
UTM
32U 399179 5588430
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Name
Distance
Duration
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recommended route Östlicher Limes-Wanderweg
735.6 km
114:06 h
9,448 m
9,156 m
12.5 km
4:00 h
449 m
447 m
15.4 km
5:00 h
240 m
470 m
37.5 km
4:30 h
977 m
977 m
recommended route An den Grenzen Roms
9.2 km
3:05 h
344 m
343 m
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Burg Sayn

Im Stadtpark 1-2
56170 Bendorf
Phone (0049) 2622 703 105 Fax (0049) 2622 703 180

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Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
Östlicher Limes-Wanderweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 735.6 km
Duration 114:06 h
Ascent 9,448 m
Descent 9,156 m

Der Limeswanderweg beginnt in Rheinbrohl (Rhein) und endet an der Donau bei Eining. Er führt durch die Bundesländer Rheinland-Pfalz, Hessen, Baden ...

Touristikgemeinschaft Odenwald e.V.
Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
Rheinsteig Stage 8: Sayn - Vallendar (North - South)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8 open
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 449 m
Descent 447 m

Sayn Palace - Oskarhöhe - Brexbach Valley - Roman tower on the Pulverberg mountain - Meisenhof restaurant - Großbach Valley - German Limes Road - ...

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from Frank Gallas,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
Rheinsteig Stage 7: Rengsdorf–Sayn (north–south)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 open
Distance 15.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 240 m
Descent 470 m

This stage of the Rheinsteig takes us back towards the Rhine. In addition to the various cultural attractions in Bendorf-Sayn, the trail also runs ...

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from Frank Gallas,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 37.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 977 m
Descent 977 m

Traillauf durch den Naturpark Rhein-Westerwald. Von Anhausen über Abschnitte von Rheinsteig, Saynsteig und Brexbachtal durch Caan, Isenburg und ...

from Horst Marzi,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Hiking Trail · Bendorf
An den Grenzen Roms
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.2 km
Duration 3:05 h
Ascent 344 m
Descent 343 m

Die Wanderung an den Grenzen Roms führt durch eine abwechslungsreiche Landschaft mit wunderschönen Ausblicken und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten ...

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from Margret Heinrich,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
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