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.
Anebos, the middle of the castle trio, is the smallest and least preserved castle.
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.
The ruin Scharfenberg is also called "coin" in the vernacular and is located on the southernmost mountain peaks.
The enormous Hardenburg, built in the 13th century, is one of the largest ruined castles 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.
Today's Schlössel was built in 1768 according to the plans of master builder Leonard Stahl and included the prince-bishop's tithe cellar, which was already built in 1505.