Beesenstedt Castle is located in the town of Beesenstedt, Germany, about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Berlin. By car it takes about 2.5 hours from Berlin. The city of Halle (by the river Saale) is about 23km away.
If you are taking the route through the small town of Wettin (when coming from Berlin for example), you have to take a little ferry to cross the river Saale for a small fee (€1,50). The ferry operates from 6am to 10pm and runs every few minutes.
Fly into one of the Berlin airports, take public transport to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof and from take the Camp's Shuttle Bus to Beesenstedt. If you are not taking the shuttle bus, you can also go to the closest bigger city called Halle(Saale) by train or rideshare.
You could also fly into other German airports like Leipzig Airport and take a train from Leipzig to Halle.
Shuttle Bus from Berlin to the Castle
The shuttle bus going to Beesenstedt departs at 12:30 pm on Monday September 9th from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (HBF) (Central Train Station).
If you are planning on taking this bus, make sure you arrive in Berlin with enough time to get to Berlin Hauptbahnhof before the bus departs.
You should plan at least 2 hours time between your flight arrival and the bus departure. (Time for baggage claim and travel from the airport to the Berlin Hauptbahnhof).
The bus from Tegel Airport to Hauptbahnhof takes 20 minutes.
The S-Bahn (Train) from Schönefeld Airport takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes.
The Shuttle Bus will leave from the bus parking lot, located at the northern exit (look for signs saying Europaplatz or Invalidenstr). You have to cross Invalidenstrasse to get to the bus parking. Here is an image of the meeting point in PDF and JPG.
The cost for the roundtrip shuttle bus from Berlin is €50.
Public Transportation from Halle:
Find the central bus station (ZOB), which is in walking distance from the central train station. From there, take the bus 322 from Halle (direction Friedeburg) to Beesenstedt. The bus only leaves a few times during the day. You can find more detailed information here.
Shuttle from Halle:
We will also have an on demand shuttle service between Halle and Beesenstedt for €10 per Person.
Returning to Berlin:
There will be a shuttle bus going from Beesenstedt Castle to Berlin on Monday 9/16/2013 at 10:00 am.
The bus will stop at Schönefeld airport at around 1pm and at Tegel airport at around 1:45pm. From Tegel airport it will continue and arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof at approximately 2:15 pm. If you are catching a plane on Monday, make sure there is a little bit of buffer time between the arrival of the shuttle and your departure in case there is a delay due to traffic.
If you need to get to Berlin Sunday night, you'll have to use our little shuttle to Halle (Saale) and take the train from there to Berlin.
You can find train info and prices on Bahn.de.
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