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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from around Birkenhördt. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles around Birkenhördt

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    Burg Trifels

    Hiking Highlight

    Once upon a time, the emperors of the Staufer family were enthroned high up on this huge rock ship, steering the destinies of the Holy Roman Empire of the German …

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    Burg Landeck

    Hiking Highlight

    About Klingemünster is this extremely well-preserved castle, which is one of the most famous in the Palatinate. From the keep you have a sensational view over the entire Rhine valley. …

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    Dahner Burgengruppe

    Hiking Highlight

    The Dahner castles group consists of the rock castles Altdahn, Grafendahn and Tanstein. All three are exceptionally well restored and thus offer an authentic castle experience. Admission is free.

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    Madenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    A jewel among the Palatinate castles. Well restored, with excellent castle taverns and a view that can otherwise only be enjoyed from the Landeck. On clear days you can see …

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    Burgruine Drachenfels

    Hiking Highlight

    One of these castle ruins, which are great to explore with children. The approach is steep but extremely short. The view over Busenberg and the gently rolling hills of Wasgau …

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    Great ruin with moat and beautiful views to Trifels and into the Rhine plain

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    Burg Altdahn

    Hiking Highlight

    The largest castle complex in the Palatinate lies to the east above Dahn. Its oldest parts date from the 11th century. The Dreierburg, built on free-standing, steep cliffs, is a …

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    Burgruine Neukastel

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful view from the ruin Neukastell in the Rhine valley, the climb really worth it. It is located above the Slevogthof.

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    The climbing rocks between the castle ruins Trifels and Scharfenberg have fancy names since they are climbed by rock climbers. Even if you do not climb up the rocky outcrops, …

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    Schlössel

    Hiking Highlight

    The name - as well as everything about this ruin is unknown. It is certain that it is one of the oldest palaces of the Palatinate and since the year 2000 it has been protected by UNESCO.

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    Burgruine Guttenberg

    Hiking Highlight

    The small castle was, like many others, destroyed in the Palatinate Peasants' War. Only sparsely restored, it still offers a fantastic view over the southern Palatinate Forest and the adjacent Vosges. Below the ruin is a beautiful castle well.

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    Burg Lindelbrunn

    Hiking Highlight

    From up here you have a comprehensive overview of the Wasgau with its gently rolling hills and dreamy clearings. The castle was destroyed in the Peasants' War in the 16th …

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    Burgruine Lindelbrunn

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful medieval castle ruins with a good view. Parts of the walls can also be climbed. A hiking car park is located directly below the castle.

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    Heidenschuh

    Hiking Highlight

    Escape castle from the 9th century. The Heidenschuh was said to have been used in the 9th century by the monastery Klingenmünster to protect the population during incursions of the Normans.

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    Burgruine Backelstein

    Hiking Highlight

    There is not much to see anymore; But the climb is worth it just because of the view.

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    Reichsburg Trifels

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Reichsburg Trifels is a rock castle in the southern Palatinate Forest (Rhineland-Palatinate) above the town of Annweiler in southern Palatinate. In the High Middle Ages, it had the status …

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    Schloss Bergzabern

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The castle is the landmark of the city and was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

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    Burgruine Lindelbrunn

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Very nice view over the Palatinate Forest.

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    The Ritterstein No. 15, "R. Schloßhütte" stands at a large crossroads near the ruin Guttenberg. Next to the intersection is a rest stop at a bench with a table.

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    Burg Landeck

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great view over the Rhine valley and delicious food on a beautiful medieval castle.

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