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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 Dudeldorf (Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

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...

Burg Thurant (Foto: Klaus Breitkreutz, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Burg Thurant | Alken

Built partly on Roman foundations, Burg Thurant is one of the oldest castles in the Moselle. Explore the romantic grounds and learn more about the...

Ruine Rossel (Foto:  (c) Rüdesheim Tourist AG - Karlheinz Walter, Quelle: Rüdesheim Tourist AG)

Ruine Rossel | Rüdesheim

The Rossel Ruin in the landscape park of Niederwald near Rüdesheim represents the only artificially constructed castle ruin. Count Johann...

Burganlage Freudenburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: Richard Seer, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

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...

Burg Dattenberg_Bergfried (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Stadt Linz am Rhein)

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...

Ruine Treis (Foto:  Tourist-Information Treis-Karden, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Castles of Treis | Treis-Karden



Treis has two castles, which demonstrates the site's importance at the time of construction.


Burg Rittersdorf (Quelle: Ferienregion Bitburger Land)

Rittersdorf Castle | Rittersdorf

The nearly 700 year-old water castle is located three kilometers north of Bitburg in Rittersdorf. It houses a small museum of local history and in...

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

Burg Reichenstein | Trechtingshausen


large castle is a fine example of a reconstructed castle in the

neo-Gothic style. The original Schildmauer – a strong defence...

Schloss Ernich (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Remagen)

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...

Ruine Dalburg (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Burgruine Dalburg | Dalberg

Dalburg Castle

The impressive castle is situated on a spur in the Graefenbach valley near the small village of Dalberg. The walls of the...

Kurfürstliches Schloss (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)

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...

Schloss_Neuwied_1 (Foto: RRT/ Katharina Schattner, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

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...

Stadtburg Andernach (Quelle: Tourist-Info Andernach)

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...

Burg_Rheineck (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bad Breisig)

Burg Rheineck | Bad Breisig

The building history of the first Rheineck Castle, which appeared shortly before 1115, is by and large unknown. The sources name the count...

Brückentor (Foto: Blickfang Werbung, Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

Townscapes and village scenery Traben-Trarbach | Traben-Trarbach

Jugendstil building and bridge gate by architect Bruno Möhring, museum mile, Grevenburg castle ruin with panoramic view, Mont Royal fortress ruin,...

Burganlage Pfarrköpfchen (Foto: Tourist-Information Stromberg, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Burganlage "Pfarrköpfchen" | Stromberg

From the year 1984 to 1988 "parochial brains" the rests of a castle chapel which have led meanwhile in the local research to numerous...

Monrepos im Schnee (Foto: MONREPOS|RGZM, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

Schloss Monrepos | Neuwied

Built by the Princes of Wied-Neuwied in the year 1757, the centrepiece of the Monrepos Palace in Neuwied has today, following a controlled burning...

Schloss Sayn (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Bendorf)

Schloss Sayn | Bendorf

Sayn Castle was first of all merely a castellan’s house: in the second half of the 15th century, the barons of Reiffenberg had built it underneath...

Schloss Marienburg (Foto: WERBEAGENTUR KNOPF, Quelle: Tourist-Info Bad Hönningen)

Schloss Marienburg | Leutesdorf

This late Baroque manor house emerged from a castle originally from the Middle Ages and stamps the city silhouette of Leutesdorf until now....

Reichsburg (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

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...

Kloster Ehrenstein (Foto: Kloster Ehrenstein, Quelle: Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.)

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...

Sauerburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Sauerburg | Sauerthal

Sauerberg Castle, which lies in a picturesque and isolated site by Sauerthal, stands out above all thanks to its handsome, 32-metre bergfried and...

Burganlage Saarburg (1) (Foto: Richard Seer / Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

The castle at the Saar | Saarburg

Castle (built 964), imposing waterfall in the town centre, romantic old quarter with winding alleys, »Saarburg's Little Venice«, Amüseum museum,...

Rolandsbogen_1 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information 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,...

Burg_Maus (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Burg Maus, Wellmich | St. Goarshausen

Scornfully referred to as ‘Mouse Castle’ by the Counts of Katzenelnbogen

from the castle opposite. The derisive nickname seems...