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Hambacher Schloss

Hambacher Schloss

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Recommended by 1661 out of 1710 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

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Location: Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Best Hikes to Hambacher Schloss
  • The Hambacher Schoss is very beautiful and an absolute highlight in the Palatinate. The special historical background makes it a must-see for any visitor to the area.

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    • August 13, 2017

  • The cradle of German democracy. We have moved 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hambach_Castle
    €5.50 includes castle and museum,
    Open daily (April-Oct: 10-18h / Nov-Mar 11-17h) 

    • November 8, 2016

  • Hambach Castle is nice to look at on its hill, but that's not the main thing. Walking there “up, up to the castle” and being at the birthplace of German democracy, breathing in the breath of this place and then also visiting the very nice 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 very informative.

    Not worth visiting for a hike, one should stay longer and enjoy the place. Up, up to the castle and at the latest on the way home, eating and drinking - just like back then.

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    • September 11, 2017

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

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    • January 4, 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • Great view and a very interesting exhibition about German history.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • 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

  • Here is the homepage of the Hambacher Schloss, with all information about opening times, exhibitions, guided tours and events: hambacher-schloss.de

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    • May 5, 2019

  • 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

  • Everybody should have visited the cradle of German democracy.

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    • November 22, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fantastic view of the Rhine valley.
    Well preserved castle

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    • March 29, 2017

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

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    • January 24, 2019

  • From Hambach Castle you have a wonderful view of the Upper Rhine Graben.
    It is also a significant historical place that is worth visiting! 👍

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    • October 18, 2021

  • 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

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

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    • September 15, 2019

  • A must for every history buff and those interested in politics👍

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    • August 6, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

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Location: Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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