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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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Burgberg (Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Dauner Burg | Daun

The castle has been destroyed many times, most recently in the Palatinate War of Succession in 1689 by French troops of Louis XIV, like most Eifel...

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...

Reichsfeste Falkenburg (Foto: Stephanie Ser, Quelle: Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald)

Falkenburg fortress | Wilgartswiesen

Southwest of Wilgartswiesen

Remnants of the 12th century castle can be found on a platform 120 m long and 20 m wide and rising almost...

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...

Madenburg im Schnee (Foto: Karlheinz Schmeckenbecher, Bildarchiv SÜW, Quelle: Büro für Tourismus landauland)

castle ruin Madenburg | Eschbach

The castle ruin Madenburg is amongst the largest castle grounds in the Palatinate. Built in the 11th century as an imperial castle, the Madenburg...

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

Alte Wasserburg | 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_Linz (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Stadt Linz am Rhein)

Burg Linz | Linz am Rhein

Today, catering is provided in the interior rooms as well as the historical courtyard. A glass-blowing workshop and the torture chamber make Linz...

_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...

Burg Lahneck Lahnstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Info Lahnstein)

Lahneck Castle | Lahnstein


the point at which the Lahn joins the Rhine is Lahneck Castle which was

built in 1244. With its combination of...

Schloß Veldenz hoch über der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Schloß Veldenz | Mülheim an der Mosel

Veldenz Castle is one of the biggest castles on the Moselle from the 12th century. It is situated about 5 km from wine-growing village Mülheim on...

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

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...

Schloss Arenfels_Herbst (Foto: Jürgen Preiß, Quelle: Tourist-Info Bad Hönningen)

Schloss Arenfels | Bad Hönningen

Arenfels Palace owes its current appearance to a prominent master builder: Ernst Friedrich Zwirner was Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s student. Zwirner,...

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...

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

Burg Reichenberg | Reichenberg

Even if it’s relatively unknown nationwide due to its position in Hasenbachtal, Reichenberg Castle is one of the most important and most unusual...

Hardenburg Luftbild (Quelle: Tourist Information 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...

Schloss Liebieg (Foto: Willi Probstfeld, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Schloss Liebieg | Kobern-Gondorf

The castle Liebieg

Unlike the two Koberner castles that tower high above the town, the two Gondorfer castles are located directly in...

Manderscheider Burgen (Foto: Dominik Ketz, Quelle: GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH)

Castles of Manderscheid | Manderscheid

Both castles have been renovated and form the impressive scenery for the castle festival with knights' festivals, taking place every year on the...

Schloss Alzey (Foto: Stadtverwaltung Alzey, Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Alzey Castle | Alzey

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

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 "Gollenfels" Herbst (Foto: Tourist-Information Stromberg, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

| Stromberg

For the first time it is mentioned of the "Gollenfels" as a " Gülden rock which has lain do about the Güldenloch “ in a contract...

Burgruine - Glaadt (Quelle: Aktivland Eifel)

Burgruine - Glaadt | Jünkerath

A former palace complex of the Blankenheim counts.

Burg Ramstein bei Kordel (Foto: Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz, 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...

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.


Blick auf Schloss Malberg (Quelle: Ferienregion 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...

Burgruine Hunolstein (Foto: Tourist-Information Morbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Morbach)

Burgruine Hunolstein | Morbach-Hunolstein

Castle ruin Hunolstein On the western edge of the village Hunolstein lies something hidden the ruin of the former castle of the same name. The...