Burgruine Drachenfels

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Recommended by 186 out of 198 hikers

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  • Jonas Wind

    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 worthwhile.

    At the parking lot is the Drachenfelshütte of the Palatinate Forest Association, in which the usual Palatine specialties such as Saumagen, liver dumplings and hand cheese with a neat Schoppen Rieslingschorle can be washed down.

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    • 07/01/2016

  • Tzi

    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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    • 04/11/2017

  • Kauai

    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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    • 05/14/2017

  • Marianne PWV

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

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    • 06/26/2017

  • Zauderjo

    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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    • 04/01/2017

  • Manuuu

    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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    • 10/06/2018

  • Ulrich

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

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    • 03/20/2017

  • ADI

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

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    • 09/24/2017

  • Jo

    The castle ruin Drachenfels is one of the most interesting castle ruins in the Palatinate Forest. And here is no shortage ...
    It is very rugged and therefore looks a little surreal. Especially the "Tower Rest", which somehow looks like a poorly maintained molar ...
    Just great!

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    • 04/05/2018

  • Jo

    The castle ruin Drachenfels is one of the most interesting castle ruins in the Palatinate Forest. And here is no shortage ...
    It is very rugged and therefore looks a little surreal. Especially the "Tower Rest", which somehow looks like a poorly maintained molar ...
    Just great!

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    • 04/05/2018

  • Angelika &🐅

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

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    • 07/15/2018

  • Sinzemer

    Great castle with good views of the area - unfortunately the upper castle was closed to visitors. Have to come back.

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    • 07/22/2018

  • ARE

    About 7 km north of the border between Germany and France near the village Busenberg (Bundesstrasse 427 Dahn-Bad Bergzabern) the castle Drachenfels on the eponymous 150 m long sandstone rock, located on a ridge in 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 meters to the castle 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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    • 09/02/2018

  • Manu Waldwusel

    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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    • 10/08/2018

  • Bri Gitte🐩🐕

    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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    • 05/20/2018

  • Bri Gitte🐩🐕

    even in bad weather, the climb is worthwhile.

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    • 05/22/2018

  • Highfield

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

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    • 06/06/2018

  • Marianne PWV

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

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    • 07/02/2018

  • ARE

    About 7 km north of the border between Germany and France near the village Busenberg (Bundesstrasse 427 Dahn-Bad Bergzabern) the castle Drachenfels on the eponymous 150 m long sandstone rock, located on a ridge in 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 meters to the castle 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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    • 09/02/2018

  • Rainer Schmidt

    beautiful castle ruins; unfortunately currently (probably until 2022) partially blocked

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    • 01/01/2019

  • Armin

    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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    • 03/26/2019

  • Carmen

    Imposing castle ruins with great views

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    • 07/08/2019

  • Nicolet

    The ascent of Drachenfels Castle is worth the ascent every night and a great experience not only because of the great view. Exploring the structure of this castle is a real adventure, as it differs significantly from the usual castles

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    • 07/21/2019

  • Lothar

    Upper area is currently closed, a pity would have been a great view ...

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    • 08/03/2019

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

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