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Burgruine Drachenfels

Burgruine Drachenfels

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Recommended by 1283 out of 1310 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

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Location: Busenberg, Südwestpfalz, Palatinate Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Best Hikes to Burgruine Drachenfels
  • Drachenfels Castle is definitely worth a climb. A great experience, and not just because of the beautiful view. Exploring the structure of this castle is a real adventure, as it differs significantly from the usual castles.

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    • July 21, 2019

  • One of those castle ruins that are great to explore with kids. The ascent is steep, but extremely short. The view over Busenberg and the gently rolling hills of the Wasgau is worthwhile.

    At the car park is the Drachenfelshütte of the Palatinate Forest Association, where the usual Palatinate specialties such as Saumagen, liver dumplings and hand cheese can be washed down with a good pint of Riesling spritzer.

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    • July 1, 2016

  • Very interesting ruin of the castle Drachenfels. After re-release the lower areas, a "must see"!

    If you would like more information about the castle in advance, you can watch this very interesting video by Norbert Heugel:

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    • April 11, 2017

  • Beautiful winding rock castle ruin. Absolute kids (but not only!) Highlight.
    When the weather is nice you can plan to spend half an hour there.

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    • April 1, 2017

  • There is much to discover for all ages. a real highlight especially for children ... unfortunately, the upper part of the ruin (currently closed). From the top you certainly have a great view.

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    • October 6, 2018

  • For me it is one of the most beautiful and interesting rock castle in the Palatinate.

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    • June 26, 2017

  • Easy climb with great views

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    • August 18, 2022

  • Especially recommended is the incised dragon figure in Halsgaben. As part of the trail Bärensteig a worthwhile stopover.

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    • March 20, 2017

  • There is much to discover, angled castle with a great view. Since one should plan some time.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Great castle with winding chambers, rooms carved in the rock and meetings.

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Unfortunately, the staircase to the top is currently closed. Nevertheless, a detour is worthwhile there. Great view from not very high up.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • An absolute highlight of the area. The short ascent via secured stairs is rewarded with an incredible view of the Palatinate Forest and the adjacent village.

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    • May 8, 2021

  • It is worth exploring every corner of the castle.

    and ask: At the top - water tank or pool?

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    • April 25, 2021

  • Lots of caverns and passages through the rock, formerly a large stately castle with a very good view of the Wasgau

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    • May 23, 2021

  • Drachenfelsruine - great view of Busenberg and surroundings. And then eat delicious cake in the Drachenfelshütte. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in. In the summer no problem, you also make good outdoor rest.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • The ascent to the Drachenfels is absolutely necessary, the view is worthwhile.

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    • July 2, 2018

  • About 7 km north of the border between Germany and France is near the village Busenberg (Bundesstrasse 427 Dahn-Bad Bergzabern) the castle Drachenfels on the eponymous 150 m long sandstone rock, located on a ridge at 368 m above sea level. NHN extends. The highest part of the castle rock was expanded to the keep. Because of its current appearance, the tower remains in the vernacular "molar" called; He makes the ruin one of the most striking castles in Rhineland-Palatinate.
    The castle is to be approached from Busenberg via a paved road that leads to the Drachenfelshütte of the Palatine Forest Association. From there, the last 200 m to the castle are on foot.
    In a rock massif opposite the castle on the 420 m high Heidenberg, the so-called Buchkammerfels, the heath chambers were carved. Date of origin and former function are unknown. It is speculated that there could have been a guard belonging to the Drachenfels.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Unfortunately due to a construction site currently completely closed (April 2021), but we will be back!

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    • April 8, 2021

  • Currently closed due to renovation work until summer 2021.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • A remarkable castle ruin, good to commit, although not completely harmless in some places. Pay attention to the children!

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    • September 24, 2017

  • The Drachenfels is an ingenious rock castle with mysterious rock chambers.
    In summer, these are also used for overnight.
    Great views towards Busenberg and the surrounding mountains, which are also part of the "Busenberg er Holzschuhpfads".
    The Drachenfels is a highlight in the Sűdwestpfalz!

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    • March 26, 2019

  • Imposing castle ruins with great views

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Very interesting castle ruins
    you have to see it

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    • August 15, 2021

  • Interesting rock castle near Busenberg. The shortest climb is from the car park of the PWV hut of the same name.

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    • May 14, 2017

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Location: Busenberg, Südwestpfalz, Palatinate Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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