Castles and Palaces along the German Wine Route.

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.

The Castle of Hambach | Neustadt/Weinstrasse


Since May 1832, when the flag with the German national colours of black, red and gold first fluttered on the Kastanienberg near Neustadt, the Hambacher Schloss has come to stand for the [...]

Wolfsburg | Neustadt/Weinstrasse


Burgruine Wolfsburg, Neustadt an der Weinstraße: First mentioned in 1255, this castle was the guardian of the valley road through the forests between Kaiserslautern and Neustadt. Opening [...]

Burgruine Meistersel | Ramberg


Meistersel is one of the oldest castles in the Palatinate, probably built already in Salian times, in the 11th century.

Burgruine Ramburg | Ramberg


The Ramburg was built in the 12th century to protect the Trifels.