The really unique part of this castle is that it is actually located in a valley; every other castle we've seen is on a hill for obvious defense reasons. We were told that it is located where it is because it protected a valuable trade route along the water. To me, it looked like a tiny creek running along side it but I imagine that it was probably a much larger river back when the castle was built. I still prefer Tim's explanation of why it's in a valley "It was probably some prince who was just confused."
Time to walk from parking: 15-20 min (it's uphill on the way back!)
Hours: Daily 3/24 - 11/3 9:30am -5:30pm, Tours every 15 min in
German, English and French
Length of tour: 35-40 min and you can enter the museum after at your
Cost: 9€ per person
There is a bus that runs regularly from the parking lot to the castle for
which you may buy a ticket.