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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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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...

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...

Burg Rheinberg (Foto: B. Wüst, 2003 aus EBIDAT , Quelle: Tourist Information Lorch am Rhein)

Burg Rheinberg | Lorch am Rhein

Strongly contested in the 13th and 14th centuries, repeatedly occupied and often subjected to severe destruction, in the site above Lorch, in...

Schloss Marienfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Schloss Marienfels | Remagen

Marienfels Castle, built in 1859, owes its name to the legend of the “Devil on the Castle Hill”: according to this, Lucifer lived in a cave on the...

Burgenmassiv Altdahn Dahner Felsenland - 1 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein | Dahn

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near Dahn

The oldest parts of the largest...

Wilgartaburg Wilgartswiesen (Foto: Stephanie Ser, Quelle: Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald Urlaubsregion Hauenstein)

Wilgartaburg castle ruins | Wilgartswiesen

near Wilgartswiesen

The remnants of the Wilgartaburg, founded in the 8th century and destroyed in the 13th century, are located high on...

Schloss Sayn (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information 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...

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_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...

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...

Burganlage Saarburg (1) (Foto: 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,...

Luftbildaufnahme (Foto: Dominik Ketz, Quelle: Tourist-Information Hachenburger Westerwald)

Schloss Hachenburg | Hachenburg

Hachenburg Castle


The city‘s castle is located at Hachenburg‘s highest point. The unique location of the castle...

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

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...

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Schloss Villa Ludwigshöhe | Edenkoben

Villa Ludwigshöhe



“A villa in the Italianate style, exclusively

for the summer months and in the most...

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...

Drachenfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

Ruine Drachenfels | Königswinter

The castle, built on a hill in the natural conservation area of today, once served as a border fortification and today forms a popular...

Genovevaburg 1 (Foto: Stadt Mayen/P!el Media, Quelle: Tourist-Information Mayen)

Genovevaburg | Mayen

The Genovevaburg castle is one of the landmarks of the town of Mayen and can be seen from far and wide on a crest of rock above the market square....

Rittermahl in der Kauzenburg (Foto: Kauzenburg Gaststätten GmbH, Quelle: Gesundheit und Tourismus für Bad Kreuznach GmbH)

Kauzenburg mit Rittermahl | Bad Kreuznach

auzenburg Castle on the “Schlossberg” hill was built by the counts of Sponheim in the early 13th century. The historic New Town developed around...

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...

Schönburg_2 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Oberwesel)

Schönburg | Oberwesel

Work on

the castle began in the 11th century and it was enlarged in the 13th

century to become a Ganerbenburg (a castle shared by...

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

Burg Stahleck | Bacharach

The enfeoffment of Count Hermann von Stahleck with the County Palatine of the Rhine - 1142/3 - marks the rise of the town of Bacharach and...

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...

Kaiserpfalz Ingelheim (Foto: Dieter Wolf / Archimedix, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ingelheim)

Imperial Palace | Ingelheim am Rhein

Built in around 785 AD by Charlemagne, the palace was used as an imperial residence until 1375. The large Carolingian building with its aula regia...

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...

Burg Rittersdorf (Quelle: Tourist-Information 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...