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  • Castles & palaces in Romantic Germany
    Castles & palaces in Romantic Germany
  • Hambacher Schloss palace
    Hambacher Schloss palace
  • Trifels castle near Annweiler am Trifels
    Trifels castle near Annweiler am Trifels
  • Burg Thurant on the Moselle valley
    Burg Thurant in the Moselle valley
  • Marksburg castle near Braubach on the Rhine
    Marksburg castle
  • Burg Katz in the romantic Rhine valley
    Burg Katz in the romantic Rhine valley
  • Burg Katz on the river Moselle
    Burg Katz on the river Moselle

Castles and palaces in Romantic Germany

The regions around Rhine and Moselle have more than 500 castles, castle ruins, palaces and fortresses: Fairytale castles and as well fortified hideouts for infamous robber-barons set on steep crags in the river valleys. As the region played an important role in German and European history in the Middle Ages today retains a vibrant feel of mediaeval times. Tournaments and castle fairs recreate the atmosphere of bygone days. Music and drama are performed in opulent baroque surroundings and magnificent courtly settings.

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Burg Klopp | Bingen am Rhein

Klopp Castle

Klopp Castle, founded in the middle of the 13th century by the Archbishop of Mainz, Siegfried III, in Bingen, secured the...

Dudeldorf Castle | Dudeldorf

The listed building is not only being used as living quarters but also as a place to offer high-quality cultural venues. Theatre, concerts and...

Ruins of Freudenburg Castle | Freudenburg

King John of Bohemia, Count of Luxembourg, had the “Freyding” fortress built in the year 1337 to protect the border and control the military road...

Kurfürstliches Schloss Koblenz | Koblenz

The Second World War had severely pressed the Electoral Palace of Koblenz: in 1944, the estate constructed from 1777 onwards burned down...

Castles of Manderscheid | Manderscheid

Both castles have been renovated and form the impressive scenery for the castle festival with knights' festivals, taking place every year on the...

Burg Namedy | Andernach

The location of Burg Namedy Castle in a flat plain on the Rhine near Andernach makes this noble seat founded by the Hausmann family stand out from...

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...

Lauksburg | Lorch am Rhein

If you follow the Wisper, from the mouth of the Rhine near Lorch, upstream, you will reach Lauksburg ruin. Lying on a spur, the complex belonging...

Burgruine Böckelheim | Schlossböckelheim

Burgruine Böckelheim

Hardly any hiking group can imagine that the few visible ruins are parts of Böckelheim castle that used to be one of...

Burg Sterrenberg | Kamp-Bornhofen

Sterrenberg Castle must be one of the oldest castle complexes on the Middle Rhine: its bergfried came into being at the end of the 12th century at...

Schloss Hachenburg | Hachenburg

Hachenburg Castle

The city‘s castle is located at Hachenburg‘s highest point. The unique location of the castle hill

gives you a...

Schloss Neuwied | Neuwied

That the Rhine represents a thoroughly lucrative income source as an important traffic route and a major economic axis was also clear to Count...

Burg Stahleck | Bacharach

The enfeoffment of Count Hermann von Stahleck with the County Palatine of the Rhine - 1142/3 - marks the rise of the town of Bacharach and...

Burgruine Gutenburg | Gutenberg

The parish of Gutenberg was named after Gutenberg castle. The village situated at the bottom of Gutenberg castle was originally called...

Schloss Hamm | Hamm

The late medieval fortress from the 14th Century in Hamm near Bitburg is the largest of the castles in the Eifel still privately occupied.

Burg Waldeck | Lorch am Rhein

The remnants of Waldeck Castle take us back to a time when the Electorate of Mainz had began its development of the region in the 11th and 12th...

Schloss Liebeneck | Osterspai

Although an initial predecessor to Liebeneck Castle probably already came into being around 1590, the building that lies above the little village...

Schloss Drachenburg | Königswinter

The construction of the railway lines in the middle of the 19th century made quicker and more comfortable travelling possible - on the Rhine too,...

Imperial Palace | Ingelheim am Rhein

Built in around 785 AD by Charlemagne, the palace was used as an imperial residence until 1375. The large Carolingian building with its aula regia...

Burg Dattenberg | Linz am Rhein

Dattenberg Castle, which was probably built in the first half of the 13th century by the family who gave it its name, had already fallen into ruin...

Burg Dhronecken | Dhronecken

The castle Dhronecken was probably built before 1200 although first officially mentioned in 1290. This is backed up by both the remained wall...

Burg Rheinberg | Lorch am Rhein

Strongly contested in the 13th and 14th centuries, repeatedly occupied and often subjected to severe destruction, in the site above Lorch, in...

Burg Grimburg | Grimburg

Grimburg Castle was built around 1190 by the Archbishops of Trier to serve as a regional castle and was the seat of office for nearly 40 Hochwald...

Schloss Ernich | Remagen

The planning and construction of the three-winged Enrich Castle was carried out between 1906 and 1908 and was in the hands of one of most...

Burg Sayn | Bendorf

Today, Sayn Castle is a venue for weddings and functions. Hikers too can enjoy the view of the old ruins; the Rheinsteig and Saynsteig trails run...