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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 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...

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...

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,...

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_Namedy (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: GmbH)

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...

Blick auf Zell (Mosel) (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Townscapes and village scenery Zell (Moselle) | Zell

Home of the famous “Zeller-Schwarze-Katz” wine location with Electoral residence, “Schwarze Katz” (black cat) fountain, hilltop temple “Beinter...

Wanderweg Schlossböckelheim (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Burgruine Böckelheim | Schlossböckelheim

Burgruine Böckelheim


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

Lauksburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist Information Lorch am Rhein)

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...

_MG_5610 (Quelle: Tourismusbüro Südliche Weinstrasse Edenkoben e.V.)

Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe | Edenkoben

Villa Ludwigshöhe



“A villa in the Italianate style, exclusively

for the summer months and in the most...

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,...

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...

Burg Landshut hoch über der Mosel (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,...

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...

Oberburg (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

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...

Burg Lahneck Lahnstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Lahneck Castle | Lahnstein

Lahneck Castle, built by Elector Siegfried III von Eppstein in 1232, represents one of the earliest buildings with Gothic features nationwide....

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...

Burgruine Neuerburg (Foto: Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V., Quelle: Touristikverband Wiedtal e.V.)

Ruine Neuerburg | Niederbreitbach

The ruin of Neuerburg from the year 1170 is a kind of prototype of a Staufian castle built by Ludwig II of Thuringia. It is now in private...

Schloss Sinzig (Quelle: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.)

Schloss Sinzig | Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Sinzig Castle


The Sinzig Castle of today, which is located in the town of the same name, is a complete new construction from...

Schloss Montabaur (Foto: Stadt Montabaur , Quelle: Tourist-Information Montabaur)

Schloss | Montabaur

The Castle

The yellow castle is Montabaur‘s most famous landmark and its impressive skyline and unusual colour it make it immediately...

Marktburg (Quelle: Rüdesheim Tourist AG)

Marktburg | Rüdesheim

Whoever visits Rüdesheim can easily recognise why the front castle also got the name Marktburg (Market Castle). Directly on the market square,...

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

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...

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...

Blick auf Schloss Malberg (Quelle: Tourist-Information Bitburger Land)

Schloss Malberg | Malberg

Dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, this fine Renaissance palace provides an elegant venue for cultural events. Two romantic gardens provide...

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...