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.
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.
The ruin Scharfenberg is also called "coin" in the vernacular and is located on the southernmost mountain peaks.
Bergzabern Castle is the landmark of the town of Bad Bergzabern and is located in its centre.
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.
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 former castle later became a sparkling wine cellar.
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 Sturmfeder'sches Schloss is a castle-like mansion from the Baroque period with early classicist elements.It is located in the center of the village and now houses the town hall, the [...]
A predecessor building, referred to only as a “house”, is documented from 1240, the actual “castle” for the first time on August 11, 1414. During the Peasants' War in 1525, it was razed by local [...]
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.