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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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Kloster Ehrenstein | Waldbreitbach

Historic gem near Neustadt / Wied im Wiedtal. First mentioned in 1333, since 1486 a cross-convent monastery. Monastery church with rich interior...

Schloss- und Festungsruine Hardenburg | Bad Dürkheim

Hardenburg castle, built in the 13th century, was the ostentatious residence of the Dukes of Leiningen and is one of the biggest castle ruins in...

Schloss Zell | Zell

Electoral Palace Zell (1307-1543)

The late-Gotic electoral residence castle is classified as one of the most beautiful profane building of...

Burg Osterspai | Osterspai

Osterspai Castle is currently in private ownership. Church and civil wedding ceremonies can be held in the chapel. The wine press house and castle...

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...

Festung Ehrenbreitstein | Koblenz

At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The...

Burg Arras | Alf

Arras castle

Arras Castle, more than 1000 years old is popular because of the fortress walls, the climbable belfry, the idyllic courtyard,...

Burg Eltz | Moselkern

Eltz Castle

Burg Eltz, the Moselle region's fairytale castle, is situated in the romantic Elzbach valley near Moselkern and Treis-Karden....

Burg Reichenstein | Trechtingshausen

The most recent reconstruction of a mediaeval castle on the Rhine is situated in Trechtinghausen: Reichenstein

Burg Maus | St. Goarshausen

In contrast to the “Enemy Cat”, the “Mouse”, which is today open for special tours, offers an impression of mediaeval castle-building, with its...

Brömserburg | Rüdesheim

Today, the lowland castle probably built in 1185 presents itself to the visitor as a fort-type, compact castle complex. It formerly served to...

Burg Thurant | Alken

For centuries Ehrenburg Castle has perched atop a sheer, rocky crag rising above the wild, romantic forests of the Hunsrück hills close to the...

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...

Alzey Castle | Alzey

The building complex, constructed in the 13th century, was the nucleus of the Rhenish Palsgraviate and secondary residence and headquarters of ...

Stadtburg Andernach | Andernach

The citadel of Andernach was built by the Archbishopric of Cologne in the 12th century to secure the position of the city.

The top floor of...

Ehrenburg | Brodenbach

For centuries Ehrenburg Castle has perched atop a sheer, rocky crag rising above the wild, romantic forests of the Hunsrück hills close to the...

Boosenburg | Rüdesheim

As a still visible testimonial to the epoch of the lords of Rüdesheim, Boosenburg Castle, built around 1200, watches over the historical city on...

Ruine Fürstenberg | Rheindiebach

Fürstenburg Castle in Rheindiebach, which is surrounded by romantic vineyards, was founded in 1219 by the Archbishop of Cologne, Engelbert...

Oberburg | Kobern-Gondorf

Welcome to the Oberburg Kobern.

Your gateway to the exquisite hospitality opens 200 meters high above the idyllic Moselle valley to the...

Burgruine Bosselstein | Idar-Oberstein

Bosselstein Castle and Oberstein Castle

They sit enthroned high up above the historical suburb of Oberstein. The ruin of Bosselstein...

Cochem Castle | Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering...

Burgruine Drachenfels | Busenberg

near Busenberg

The castle of the lords of Drachenfels (1209-1344) sitting on top of two steep and narrow sandstone rocks was destroyed in...

Burg Hammerstein | Neuwied

First mentioned in 1020, the Hammerstein Castle of the Empire in the town of the same name represents the oldest verifiable castle complex of the...

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein | Kaub

Its location alone explains why Pfalzgrafenstein Castle was once part of one the most profitable toll posts on the Rhine. Standing in the middle...

Burg Brohleck | Brohl-Lützing

The complex, which is in private ownership, offers rooms for weddings, celebrations and concerts. Every year, a romantic Christmas market in the...