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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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Schloss Stolzenfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)

Schloss Stolzenfels | Koblenz

Stolzenfels castle is one of the most important works of Prussian Rhine Romanticism.

Ruine Dalburg (Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Burgruine Dalburg | Dalberg

The impressive castle rests on a mountain spur in the Gräfenbach valley directly above the small village of Dalberg. The walls of the dungeon...

Schloss Hamm (Foto: Graf von Westerholt, Quelle: Ferienregion 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...

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

Reichenstein Castle | Trechtingshausen


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

neo-Gothic style.

BurgundHermenWelschbillig (Foto: Deutsch Luxemburgische Tourist Info, Quelle: Ferienregion Trierer Land)

Burg & Hermenanlage in Welschbillig | Welschbillig

Already in the middle of the second century, the Romans had a villa in Welschbillig. In the second half of the fourth century, they constructed an...

Electoral Palace (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Mainz State Museum | Mainz

When travelling towards Mainz over Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, the first thing that catches the eye is the Electoral Palace extending 75 metres along...

BR (Quelle: Ferienregion Gerolsteiner Land)

Burgruine Neublankenheim | Üxheim

The caste ruins is located in the Ahbachtal and discovered for the first time in 1272.

_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...

Schloss Engers_vom Rhein aus (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

Schloss Engers | Neuwied

It served the Trier electors, who lived in nearby Koblenz, as a hunting and pleasure palace. The prominent position on the banks of the Rhine as...

Luftbildaufnahme 1 (Foto: Dominik Ketz, Quelle: TI Hachenburg)

Schloss Hachenburg | Hachenburg

Hachenburg Castle


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

Burg Greifenstein (Foto: G.G., Quelle: Westerwald Touristik-Service)

Greifenstein castle ruin | Greifenstein

Greifenstein Castle, Baroque Castle Church and the Bell World Greifenstein Castle

Greifenstein Castle is the landmark of the municipality....

Gefängnisturm Unkel (Foto: Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

Gefängnisturm | Unkel

Prison Tower

Built in 1550 as part of the city fortifications. Today’s baroque roof

was added in 1700. The prison was located in the...

Schloss (Foto: Stadt Hadamar, Quelle: Westerwald Touristik-Service)

Renaissance castle (outside) | Hadamar

The eye-catcher and landmark of the town is the magnificent Renaissance castle with its Protestant castle church, which Prince Johann Ludwig had...

Philipsburg (Foto: Tourist-Info Braubach / Bastian Clos, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Schloss Philippsburg | Braubach

Earliest Renaissance-Castle of the Middlerhine Valley.

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...

Schloss Zell (Foto:, Christiane Kroth, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Schloss Zell | Zell

Electoral Palace Zell (1307-1543)


The late-Gotic electoral residence castle is classified as one of the most beautiful...

Blick auf Schloss Dhaun (Foto: Verbandsgemeinde Kirn-Land, Quelle: Naheland-Touristik GmbH)

Schloss Dhaun | Hochstetten-Dhaun

Castle Dhaun in Hochstetten-Dhaun rests majestically on a rocky mountain spur high above the romantic Kellenbach valley.

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 Bassenheim (Foto: VG Weißenthurm, Quelle: Verbandsgemeinde Weißenthurm)

Burg Bassenheim | Bassenheim

The predecessor building to today’s Bassenheim Castle was erected before 1317 in the location of the same name and was the ancestral seat of the...

Schloss Neuwied (Foto: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, 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...

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...

Neuscharfeneck Wandern (Quelle: Büro für Tourismus Annweiler)

Burgruine Neuscharfeneck | Dernbach

One of the most impossing fortresses in the Palatinate. Expanded by Prince Elector Frederick I., it was burned down in the Peasants War, renovated...

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,...

Burg Grimburg (Foto: Eike Dubois, Quelle: Tourist-Info Hermeskeil)

Burg Grimburg | Grimburg

Grimburg Castle was built around 1190 by the Archbishops of Trier to serve as a regional castle and was the seat of office for nearly 40 Hochwald...

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

Burgruine Niederburg | Kobern-Gondorf

From the Lower castle is a wonderful view of the village rooftops and the low-lying Moselle Valley.

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