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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 Rheinstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Burg Rheinstein | Trechtingshausen

There is no doubt that Rheinstein Castle is an epitome of Rhine romanticism.

Löwenburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

Löwenburg | Bad Honnef

Löwenburg Castle near Bad Honnef is a castle ruin which remains preserved in terms of its foundation walls and is one of the few complexes on the...

Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim (Foto: Dieter Wolf / Archimedix, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ingelheim)

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...

Burgruine (Foto: Deutsch Luxemburgische Tourist Info, Quelle: Ferienregion Trierer Land)

Burg Ramstein | Kordel

The construction of Ramstein Castle near Korde dates back to the Electors of Trier. The castle Ramstein (today ruin) is lonely located on a...

Burgruine Blumenstein (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgruine Blumenstein | Schoenau (Pfalz)

between Schönau and Schönau-Gebüg

Built around 1260. Picturesquely situated on a freestanding rock.

Schloss Drachenburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

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,...

Burhalder (Foto: S. Spieß, Quelle: Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald Urlaubsregion Hauenstein)

Burghalder refuge keep | Hauenstein

near Hauenstein

In the 9th century the castle served a Carolingian settlement as refuge.

Burgenmassiv Altdahn Dahner Felsenland - 1 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein | Dahn

Phone +49 6391.993543,,


near Dahn

The oldest parts of the largest...

Brömserburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rüdesheim Tourist AG)

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...

Genovevaburg 1 (Foto: Stadt Mayen/P!el Media, Quelle: Tourist-Information Mayen)

Genovevaburg | Mayen

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square....

Hoch über der Mosel und Bernkastel gelegen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Burg Landshut | Bernkastel-Kues

In 2012, some old wall fragments on the castle hill were newly discovered. They are considerably older than the castle built by Heinrich von...

Rolandsbogen_1 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Rolandsbogen | Rolandswerth

The “Rolandsbogen” (Roland’s Arch) had already become a tourist destination early in the 19th century, offering a view on the Rhine Valley,...

01 Burg Eltz Westseite (Quelle: Tourist-Information Maifeld)

Eltz Castle | Wierschem

Magical: Eltz Castle

With its unique location in the heart of the wild natural scenery of the Elzbach valley and its fascinating...

Die Ebernburg (Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Die Ebernburg | Bad Kreuznach

High above the village Ebernburg with its winding alleys lies the fortress of the same name. Ebernburg Castle played an important role in the...

Burgruine Rheinfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)

Burgruine Rheinfels | St. Goar

Built in 1245 by Count Dieter V of Katzenelnbogen in St. Goar, Rheinfels Castle today represents the largest castle and fortress ruin on the...

BurgundHermenWelschbillig (Foto: Deutsch Luxemburgische Tourist Info, Quelle: Ferienregion Trierer Land)

Burg & Hermenanlage in Welschbillig | Welschbillig

Already in the middle of the second century, the Romans had a villa in Welschbillig. In the second half of the fourth century, they constructed an...

Luftbild Burg Monschau (Foto: Achim Keiper, Quelle: Monschauer Land Touristik e.V.)

Burg Monschau | Monschau

The Monschau Castle presumably originated at the beginning of the 13th century. In the middle of the 14th century, the complex was extended and...

Burg Gutenfels, Kaub (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Burg Gutenfels | Kaub

Gutenfels Castle in Kaub is regarded as an exemplary piece of castle building and determines the landscape of the area. The Castle is in private...

Burg Rheinberg (Foto: B. Wüst, 2003 aus EBIDAT , Quelle: Tourist Information Lorch am Rhein)

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...

Hardenburg Luftbild (Quelle: Tourist Information und Thermalbad Bad Dürkheim)

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...

Gefängnisturm Unkel (Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

Gefängnisturm | Unkel

Prison Tower

Built in 1550 as part of the city fortifications. Today’s baroque roof

was added in 1700. The prison was located in the...

Burgruine Wegelnburg Dahner Felsenland - 2 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgruine Wegelnburg | Nothweiler

near Schönau and Nothweiler

At an elevation of 572 meters the Wegelnburg castle stretches along a mountain ridge. It is the highest...

Kronenburg (Quelle: Nordeifel Tourismus GmbH)

Kronenburg | Dahlem

The castle ruin and fortified settlement of Kronenburg

Kronenburg Castle was one of the characteristic medieval hill-castles of...

Bassenheimer Burg (Foto: VG Weißenthurm, Quelle: Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Weißenthurm)

Burg Bassenheim | Bassenheim

The predecessor building to today’s Bassenheim Castle was erected before 1317 in the location of the same name and was the ancestral seat of the...

Burgruine Schönecken (Foto: Manfred Schuler, Quelle: Tourist-Information Prümer Land)

Burgruine Schönecken | Schönecken

The castle represents the landmark of our place. A walk there is always worthwhile. From here you can enjoy an impressive view of Schönecken and...