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Castles in the Wasgau

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Castles in the Wasgau

Hiking Collection by komoot

Whet your swords, buckle your shields, flap down your visors and storm these marvelous fortresses! Mighty keeps, dark dungeons and massive walls are awaiting you. Wardens of a forgotten area, they are seated amidst the hauntingly beautiful landscape of the Wasgau. It's here that the fates of the Kingdom of Germany. With English king Richard the Lionheart, Trifels Castle didn't just hold one of the best known "inmates" of the time, but also the Imperial Regalia, who were kept safe here. Many of these castles were destroyed during the German Peasant's War of the 16th century, but thanks to several local associations and the Cultural Heritage Management, some of them have since been restored, making them excellent hiking destinations.

Hint: If you're planning on doing a night hike, take some torches with you. There's nothing like a live history-session at night in the flickering light of torches.

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