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

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein | Kaub

Its location alone explains why Pfalzgrafenstein Castle was once part of one the most profitable toll posts on the Rhine. Standing in the middle...

Arenberg Turm (Foto: Alois Schneider, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring)

Castle ruin Arenberg | Aremberg

Arenberg castle ruin

Burhalder (Foto: Sonja  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.

Burgruine Neu-Dahn Dahner Felsenland (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgruine Neudahn | Dahn



north-west of Dahn

The ruins date back to the 13th...

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...

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...

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...

Sporkenburg (Quelle: Tourist-Information Montabaur)

Sporkenburg | Eitelborn

The Sporkenburg is a late medieval castle ruin about one kilometer south of Eitelborn in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate. The ruin...

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...

Ansicht die Nürburgring (Foto: Meik Halbach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hocheifel-Nürburgring)

Nürburg Castle | Nürburg

Nürburg castle is famous not only for the nearby legendary racetrack.

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...

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...

8949_Burg_Nanstein_Nachtansicht_2017_klein (Foto: VG Landstuhl, Fotograf Hafner, Quelle: Zentrum Pfälzerwald Touristik)

Burg Nanstein, Landstuhl | Landstuhl

Opening hours:

Apr – Sep: 9 am - 6 pm

Oct – Mar: 10 am – 4 pm

Closed in December and on Mondays (except...

Schloss Hamm (Foto: Graf von Westerholt, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bitburger Land)

Schloss Hamm | Hamm

The late medieval fortress from the 14th Century in Hamm near Bitburg is the largest of the castles in the Eifel still privately occupied. Here...

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.

Burg Dhronecken (Foto: Daniel Thiel, Quelle: Tourist-Information Thalfang)

Burg Dhronecken | Dhronecken

The castle Dhronecken was probably built before 1200 although first officially mentioned in 1290. This is backed up by both the remained wall...

Burg Satzvey (Quelle: Nordeifel Tourismus GmbH)

Castle Satzvey | Mechernich

Welcome to "Burg Satzvey", one of the most beautiful water castles in the Rhineland region.

Burg Klopp Bingen (Foto: Isabella Heider, Quelle: Touristinformation Bingen am Rhein)

Burg Klopp | Bingen am Rhein

Klopp Castle


Klopp Castle, founded in the middle of the 13th century by the Archbishop of Mainz, Siegfried III, in Bingen,...

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

Burg Eltz | Moselkern

Eltz Castle


Burg Eltz, the Moselle region's fairytale castle, is situated in the romantic Elzbach valley near Moselkern and...

Fasanerie im Herbst (Foto: Archiv Kultur- und Verkehrsamt Zweibrücken, Quelle: Südwestpfalz Touristik e.V.)

Barockes Gartendenkmal Tschifflick | Zweibrücken

Theme tour: The cherries of Tschifflick in the Baroque garden monument The duke’s chamber maid comes to us from the 18th century to tell us about...

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...

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

Burg Katz | St. Goarshausen

Today in private ownership, the Castle is the central highlight once a year on the Rhine in Flames occasion when fireworks are shot out from here,...

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...

Stromburg (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

| Stromberg

The history of the Stromburg can be traced back up to her first mention in 1056. A first-time destruction is delivered from the year 1116 when the...

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...