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Graf von Faber-Castell'sches Schloss

Nuernberger Str. 2, 90547 Stein, Bavaria, Germany
+49 180 5 991761
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Trip Back in Time

We stopped at the Faber-Castell castle as part of our trip to retrace the steps of my father in... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
JC82010
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
Interesting but a little long

Toured the pencil factory, you learn all about the history of lead/graphite and how pencils have... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
nbelitsky
,
Saline, Michigan
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Nuernberger Str. 2, 90547 Stein, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

We stopped at the Faber-Castell castle as part of our trip to retrace the steps of my father in WWII and of my father & mother during WWII reconstruction. After the war, this was the Officers' Club for the U.S. Army. Also, the lawyers for...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Toured the pencil factory, you learn all about the history of lead/graphite and how pencils have been made through the ages. Pretty interesting, but it does get along. Our group got a nice souvenir at the end and they have a nice gift shop

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

I love visiting this castle, for the xmas fair or to go and see the factory. The grounds and garden are well taken care of. But the products in the store are highly overpriced. My daughter wanted a certain box set with water colors. She...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

I used their color pencils when I was small so I have been longing to visit their factory. It is a benefit if you know German because the tour is conducted in German. Tour lasted for about 2 hours and we received a 15% off...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Arrange for a tour of the pencil production (guides available for English, French, German & other languages) then the beautiful grounds, gift shop and the castle. Pencil production is a favorite of children. We saw several schools on tour.

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Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The Faber-Castell residence was very nicely restored and it keeps years and years of history the only problem is that there was no way to find out about it as the tour and all signs are in German only.

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Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you are into watercolour art then this is the place to visit Although the staff speak English they don't really cater much for English speaking tourists. I had to join a German speaking guided tour of the castle.

Thank Evelyn J
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Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Faber Castell experience consists of 4 attractions: plant visit, the castle, the museum and shop. We did three, the plant is closed during the weekend. Ticket for castle and museum is eur10 pp. We did the castle tour with a guide. Approx one hour....More

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Worth a visit. Lots of interesting weapons on exhibit. Nice explanations of history exhibits too. Fun walking through castle. Gift shop could be much better, only a few books. Missing an opportunity to make money - I for one, love castle gifts shops. The tower...More

2  Thank COLayla
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