Hambacher Schloss

Hambacher Schloss

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Recommended by 753 out of 788 hikers


  • Klaus Schade

    The Hambach Castle is nice to look at on its hill, but that is not the deciding factor. Going up there, "up to the castle" and being at the birthplace of German democracy, inhaling the breath of this place and then also visiting the very beautiful and helpful exhibition is a must for anyone who likes history and democracy. The staff are happy to explain everything about the historical background, and the exhibits are also very enlightening.

    A visit is not worthwhile for a hike, you should stay longer and enjoy the place. Up and down, up to the castle and at the latest at Zeter on the way home eat and drink - just like then.

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    • September 11, 2017

  • evolution

    Here you can also enjoy beautiful views on the terrace of the cafeteria with a piece of cake and a cup of coffee.

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    • March 1, 2016

  • 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒓

    Hambach Castle near the urban district Hambach of Neustadt an der Weinstraße in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is considered the symbol of the German democracy movement because of the Hambacher Fest which occurred here in 1832, when the then ruined castle was the focal point of the discontent of the Palatinate people over the repressive measures of the Bavarian administration which had been in office since 1816. The administration had retracted important rights which had been given to the people by French Revolution troops (governing 1797-1815).
    Archaeological finds prove that the area of Hambach Castle was used in late Roman times. During the late Carolingian Dynasty and Ottonian dynasty a castle of refuge was built there. Portions remain in front of and under the outer ring wall.
    €5.50 includes castle and museum,
    Open daily (April-Oct: 10-18h / Nov-Mar 11-17h)

    • November 8, 2016

  • Patrick

    The cradle of German democracy. It took us from the north to the Palatinate and everyone who visits us has to go to Hambach Castle. Absolutely worth seeing.

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    • July 3, 2017

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Apart from the beautiful view of the Rhine plain from the exposed hill and the well-preserved and restored castle: a visit should be a duty, especially nowadays, when you miss in many areas a democratic spirit ...
    But then take more time and extend the hike by one or two hours.

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    • March 4, 2017

  • Andreas

    The Hambacher Schoss is very beautiful and an absolute highlight in the Palatinate. The special historical background makes it a must for every visitor to the area.

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    • August 13, 2017

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    The Habach Castle, the cradle of democracy, necessarily visit including a great view of the Rhine valley.

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    • January 4, 2019

  • Ralf Kaidel

    Since a black, red and gold flag fluttered for the first time on Hamberger Castle in 1832, it has been the cradle of German democracy. By the way, the view is awesome, especially on nice days.

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    • March 3, 2020

  • Arnoconen

    Great view and a very interesting exhibition about German history.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Bernhard

    Here is the homepage of the Hambacher Schloss, with all information about opening times, exhibitions, guided tours and events:

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    • May 5, 2019

  • Jochen

    Absolute highlight in the region. Due to the historical importance of the Hambach Festival this castle is maintained like no other. From that point of view, it makes an extremely neat impression - one might even think that it is a new building made of "old" .... Inside there is a restaurant and an interesting museum.

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    • February 3, 2019

  • Kurpfälzer Radler

    In 1832, the castle ruin was the scene of the early democracy struggles on German soil by the six-day protest event (May 27 to June 1, 1832) of about 30,000 people.

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    • June 4, 2018

  • stefan

    historically significant place with a worth seeing exhibition!
    And at the same time great views of the vineyards and the Rhine plain

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Wolfgang

    Everybody should have visited the cradle of German democracy.

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    • November 22, 2017

  • Manfred 🌳

    The Hambach Castle is worth a visit. The original site was from the 11th century and belonged to the property of the Salier. Because it was built at a strategically favorable location on the Hambach Schlossberg, it dominated both as a protection as well as Raubritterburg the crossing at Neustadt trade routes.

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Björn

    In the footsteps of democracy. Actually a must for all who are here in the area. And also a nice highlight on every hike. With stopover at the wine stall

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    • January 18, 2019

  • Ralf

    Fantastic view of the Rhine valley.
    Well preserved castle

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    • March 29, 2017

  • Bahnpeter

    Apart from the touch of history, the castle offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Very nice, definitely worth a detour. Gastronomy is not neglected. You can also enjoy the surroundings with a piece of cake and a cup of coffee on the terrace of the cafeteria.

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    • October 26, 2020

  • Horus

    If you are in the area, you should definitely take a look at it. An important piece of German history!

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    • January 9, 2019

  • Mike Moch

    Nice view from the castle. For the adventurous, there is a side path to hiking.

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    • January 24, 2019

  • Marcel

    Internationally known tourist destination and one of the landmarks of the region. The former castle is known as the cradle of democracy.

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    • March 8, 2019

  • Schmidt

    Very nice and well maintained facility. With a great view over the wine region

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Alpapone

    Fantastic view from the terrace!

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    • October 11, 2017

  • Thorsten von Birkenhayn

    Sure you should have been there once. Overall, it is unfortunately more of a tourist administration .... Once enough ..

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    • September 27, 2018

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