There is a nice butterfly house in this town. It's perfect for any day, especially a cold winter day. In it you will find hundreds of butterflies of different species, tropical birds, turtles, iguanas, waterfalls, water fountains, tropical flowers and a temperature comfortable for shorts and t-shirts.
This location was special for me and my daughter on her 3rd birthday. Especially considering we drove through a major snowstorm to get to it.
For more details on the Butterfly Garden see my Bendorf-Sayn, Germany homepage...
The palace of Sayn is from Middle Ages, but was extremely damaged in the 2nd world war. It was reconstructed during the last years and that’s probably why it doesn’t look that old to me!
There’s a museum of ornamental cast-iron inside the castle. It shows all kind of iron artifacts. Also included in the entrance fee for this museum is the Chamber of the Princess, where you are informed about the history of the Sayn-Wittgenstein family, and the neo-gothic Chapel with its beautiful blue ceiling and interesting tapestries.
The palace also houses a business school and there’s a restaurant.
Entrance to the museum is at the side of the castle, where you’ll also find the tourist information.
Admission: 3 € adults, 2 € children (if you don’t plan to visit the butterfly park as well).
Open from March to mid of December, from 10 am to 6 pm (less in October to December). Please check the website for details.
This castle of the Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein is from 12th century. It’s ruined now, but nevertheless a nice place. You have a good view on the landscape from there.
There are some remainders from a Romanesque chapel, with an interesting ornate floor mosaic. Unfortunately it was closed and you only could see it through the windows.
The restaurant and the parts of the castle next to the restaurant were closed as well. It will open again in June 2006.
Also you can see a falcon and eagle show at the castle, it’s daily except Monday at 3 pm. More information at www.sayn.de.
There’s no admission for the castle, and 4 € (adults)/ 2,50 € (children) for the falcon show.
Koblenz-Olper-StraÃ?e 111, Bendorf-Sayn, 56170, de
Good for: Business
Im Wenigerbachtal 8-25, Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56170, Germany
Good for: Couples
Remystrasse 79, Bendorf-Sayn, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56170, Germany
Good for: Couples
Ritterweg 75, 56170, Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56170, Germany
This is a nice restaurant, not far away from the palace. They offer several different kind of Schnitzel and other "normal" German meals. The portions are very big, so bring along some appetite!
Everything tasted very good, and my little nephew even got some sweeties aftwards. Only negative was that I could not get one of the dishes without mushrooms (but we were 9 people, I understand that extra-wishes are more complicated then) and that the owner (I guess it was her) was smoking herself - while no guests were smoking. Unfortunately smoking in restaurants is common...