Drachenfels castle ruin/D
Drachenfels castle is one of the main attractions in the Wasgauregion. It was presumably built shortly after the year 1200. In 1523, the castle complex was almost completely destroyed. Two steep and very narrow red sandstone rocks carry the impressive ruin of Drachenfels castle. The mighty eastern gate building constitutes the largest and best preserved structure of the complex. Numerous rock chambers and passages are equally preserved. The emblem of the castle (outlines of a dragon figure) was carved into the eastern wall of the main complex, but has been partly destroyed later on. The castle ruin offers a magnificent view over the Biosphere Reserve “Palatinate Forest-Northern Vosges”.
These Premium-Trails lead to the castle:
Bears Steep Trail (Bären-Steig)
Busenberg Wooden Shoe Trail (Busenberger Holzschuhpfad)
Rockland Legend Trail (Felsenland Sagenweg)