Richard the Lionheart was held captive in Trifels Castle high above the Hohenstaufen town of Annweiler and Hamburg Castle in Neustadt a.d.W. is showcased as the cradle of democracy. The following overview provides information about the many palaces and castles along the German Wine Route. Experience the history of the Palatinate up close in each one of them.
It is one of the most beautiful castles in "Rheinland-Pfalz", was the ancestral castle of the counts of Leiningen and was built around 1110. The builder was Emich II of Leiningen. At that time, it was [...]
The ruin Scharfenberg is also called "coin" in the vernacular and is located on the southernmost mountain peaks.
Trifels Castle was an important imperial fortress during the time of the Staufer Emperors. It sits above the small town of Annweiler in the south of the Palatinate.
Anebos, the middle of the castle trio, is the smallest and least preserved castle.
Bergzabern Castle is the landmark of the town of Bad Bergzabern and is located in its centre.
Driving out of Bad Dürkheim almost takes your breath away. Towering over everything, dominating the valley, are the ruins of the former Benedictine abbey. Did you know that the dates of the [...]
The mighty Hardenburg, built in the 13th century, is one of the largest castle ruins in the country. It was a castle, fortress and magnificent residential palace.
After World War 2, the baroque castle was home to a vintners' cooperative until in 1961 its new owner transformed it into a champagne cellar. With its polygonal roof, its broad outside staircase and [...]
Please note: From 2 October 2019, the castle ruins will remain closed to visitors until further notice. Directly above Dernbach lies Neuscharfeneck Castle ruins, the fourth largest castle in [...]
The villa is closed for extensive renovation work until the summer of 2022. For tours of the site, please go to www.schloss-villa-ludwigshoehe.deKing Ludwig I had his summer residence built [...]
It is one of the largest castle complexes in the Palatinate.