Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Castle ruin Landshut Bernkastel-Kues, Moselle
    Castle ruin Landshut (Burg Landshut) in Bernkastel-Kues, Moselle
  • Eltz Castle Wierschem, Eifel
    Magical Eltz Castle in Wierschem, Eifel
  • Marksburg Castle Braubach, Romantic Rhine
    Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Romantic Rhine
  • Cochem Castle, Moselle
    Cochem Castle, Moselle
  • Katz Castle, St. Goarshausen, Romantic Rhine
    Katz (Cat) Castle (Burg Katz) in St. Goarshausen near the famous Lorelei Rock (background), Romantic Rhine
  • Castle of Hambach, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Palatinate
    The Castle of Hambach in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Palatinate
  • Castles of Manderscheid, Eifel
    Castles of Manderscheid, Eifel
  • Gutenfels Castle and Castle Pfalzgrafenstein, Romantic Rhine
    View of Gutenfels Castle (Burg Gutenfels) and Castle Pfalzgrafenstein in Kaub, Romantic Rhine
  • Burg Thurant Alken, Moselle
    Hiking to Burg Thurant in Alken, Moselle
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz, Romantic Rhine © Holger Bernert
    Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (Festung Ehrenbreitstein) in Koblenz, Romantic Rhine © Holger Bernert

Castles, attractions and events in Romantic Germany

The regions around the Rhine and Moselle are replete with castles, ancient ruins and fortresses. Embark on a journey through time, from antiquity to the Middle Ages and on to the present day, and experience the many unique attractions. Enjoy the various events that bring these historic places to life. And why not spend a night at one of the castles? You will truly feel like a knight or lady! All the information you will need for your own journey through time is available here.

Short hikes around castles and palaces

Cycle routes around castles and palaces

Events in and around castles

Lahneck castle:
Candlelight tour at Lahneck castle: Discover Lahneck castle in a very special way: illuminated by 150 candles! Hear the stories and the history about Lahneck castle in a breathtaking atmosphere.

Rheinfels Castle:
Take part in a guided lantern tour and experience the castle in the dark. Adequate footwear required.

Nanstein castle:
Castle adventure days at Nanstein castle. Medieval times come back to life with craftsmen, artists and a falconer.

Overnight stay in castles

Here you find some selected castles to stay at:

This beautiful medieval castle high above the village of Oberwesel affords magnificent views of the Romantic Rhine. Today, it is a family-run hotel. So, if you want to feel like a knight in an authentic historic setting but with all the modern amenities and luxuries, as well as great food and wine, this is the place for you!

The Ehrenburg is perched on a steep rocky spur in the romantic forests of the Hunsrück, not far from the Moselle: an exceptional location and charming destination for a weekend break. The Ehrenburg is a prime example of the perfect marriage of past and present.

Rheinfels Castle
Rheinfels Castle, today a four-star hotel, is situated above the Romantic Rhine, in the vicinity of the famous Lorelei rock in Sankt Goarshausen.

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Burg Gutenfels inmitten der Weinberge (Foto: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Burg Gutenfels | Kaub

An idyllic picture-postcard castle. Viewed from the Rhine, Gutenfels Castle towers majestically over the vineyards below the romantic little town...

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

Burg Katz | St. Goarshausen


castle of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, one of medieval Germany’s most

powerful lineages, looks like a cat waiting to pounce...

Burg Landshut hoch über Bernkastel-Kues (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Burg Landshut | Bernkastel-Kues

The castle ruine Landshut sits high enthroned about the city of Bernkastel and offers an impressive view of the manificent Moselle landscape. In...

Burg_Namedy (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Info Andernach)

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...

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

Burg Nanstein, Landstuhl | Landstuhl

Castle Nanstein, which was erected in the second half of the 12th century, is a recommended tourist attraction. It documents clearly recognizable...

Idyllisch gelegene Burg Pyrmont - © Winfried Lenz (Quelle: Touristik-Büro Schieferland Kaisersesch)

Burg Pyrmont | Roes



Pyrmont Castle (first mentioned in records in 1225)...

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

Burg Rheinstein | Trechtingshausen

In 1823 the ruined Vautsberg Castle and its rock were acquired by

Friedrich Ludwig Prince of Prussia who erected Burg Rheinstein, the...

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

Burg Thurant | Alken

Built partly on Roman foundations, Burg Thurant is one of the oldest castles in the Moselle. Explore the romantic grounds and learn more about the...

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

Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein | Dahn

Phone +49 6391.993543,,


Alt-Dahn castle ruins / Castle museum

The ruins...

Burgruine Rheinfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)

Burgruine Rheinfels | St. Goar

Rheinfels Castle - the most powerful landmark of St. Goar.

Burgruine Wegelnburg Dahner Felsenland - 2 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Dahner Felsenland)

Burgruine Wegelnburg | Nothweiler

Wegelnburg castle ruin/D

Wegelnburg castle is the highest located castle ruin in the Palatinate region (572 m). On a clear day one can see...

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...

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...

Ehrenburg im Morgenlicht (Foto: Klaus Breitkreutz , Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Ehrenburg | Brodenbach

The wildly romantic castle of the Ehrenberg Knights, with its unsophisticated beauty, offers a wealth of charms: we invite you to come, stay and...

01 Burg Eltz Westseite (Quelle: Urlaubsregion 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...

Festung Ehrenbreitstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)

Festung Ehrenbreitstein | Koblenz

With a more than 3000-year-old history, reaching back to the Celts,

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is already a special feature due to its long...

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...

Marksburg (Foto: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Marksburg | Braubach

Erected in the 13th century, Marksburg Castle towers high above the river and is both a landmark and the showpiece of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site...

Pfalzgrafenstein mit Fähre (Foto: Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Pfalzgrafenstein | Kaub

A popular subject for photographers the world over! The French writer Victor Hugo was once impressed by this castle in the form of a stone ship...

Schloss Bürresheim mit barockem Garten (Foto: Laura Rinneburger, Quelle: Touristik-Büro VGV Vordereifel)

Schloss Bürresheim palace | St. Johann

During the Middle Ages, Schloss Bürresheim palace was actually a castle, in other words, a knight’s residence and a fortress at the same time.

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.

Schönburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Tourist-Information Oberwesel)

Schönburg | Oberwesel

Schönburg Castle in Oberwesel has a special place among the Middle Rhine Castles: it remained in the possession of the Empire until its...

Hambacher Schloss -  Rolf Schädler (Foto: Rolf Schädler, Quelle: Tourist, Kongress- und Saalbau GmbH)

The Castle of Hambach | Neustadt/Weinstrasse

Since May 1832, when the flag with the German national colours of black, red and gold first fluttered on the Kastanienberg near Neustadt, the...