Castle Frankenstein

Local nameBurg Frankenstein
LocationMühltal, Germany

Frankenstein Castle is a hilltop castle in the Odenwald overlooking the city of Darmstadt in Germany. It is thought that this castle may have been an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

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Opening hours

The castle:
Daily 9 am - sunset

Guided Tours available, please, visit the official website for booking information.


Free, but donations are appreciated.

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +49 61 51 501 501

Address 64367 Mühltal, Germany

Coordinates 49°47'36.511" N 8°40'5.811" E

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