Alsbacher Schloss

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 158 out of 164 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    High above the village of Alsbach is the castle of the same name. It was built around 1235 by the Lords of Bickenbach. After the Bickenbacher noble family threaded through marriage on and on, the mighty castle became a so-called Ganerbenburg, which was also owned by various lords of the castle. Towards the end of the 15th century, a Ganerbe bought all shares of the other heirs and was thus again the only lords of Bickenbach.

    After further changing owners, the castle came into the possession of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. As with other castles, this was only interested in the lands and let the castle expire. Despite everything, the castle still offers an impressive sight today. Particularly noteworthy is the restored keep. From its crown you have a great view of the Rhine plain.

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    • December 21, 2017

  • cabi

    Opening hours and more at:

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    • July 22, 2017

  • Nicolay

    Among other things, the Alsbacher Schloss is a very nice starting point for extensive hiking tours, the Melibokus and the Auerbacher Schloss.

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    • March 19, 2017

  • Thomas Kötz

    The castle tavern of the Alsbacher Schloss is also worth a visit: home-baked cake, a variety of tarte flambée variations and the great mead beer make it an amazingly attractive destination.

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    • April 14, 2017

  • Ralf

    Well-preserved castle, with a beautiful view from the castle tower

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Ju

    A ruin come to life, complete with crafts mans shelters in the court, an herb and rose garden and a small restaurant.

    • May 13, 2018

  • Dominik

    Well-preserved castle and probably event location. The tower is walkable and offers a great view. In addition, beautiful little gardens are created. For a rest very recommendable.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Biitii 105

    The castle is open every week from Wed-Sun + public holidays in the summer (May-September) from 11: 00-21: 00 and in winter (October-April) from 11: 00-19: 30. Free entry.
    Mon + Tues are closed days and both Burg and Burgschänke are closed.

    I especially liked the Hildegardis and the rose garden.

    Overall, this castle incl. The Burgschänke an impressive achievement of the local Friends Association dar!

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    • October 12, 2019

  • Jochen

    Beautiful castle ruins - with castle tavern. From the tower you have a good view of the region.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • cabi

    Opening hours and further information at:

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    • July 22, 2017

  • Ralf

    Great old ruin with a very nice view

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    • August 10, 2017

  • Till

    It's always nice to come here. A well-preserved castle with a magnificent view

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Karin

    lies on a beautiful circular walk from Zwingenberg

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Ulrich

    Nice excursion destination or stopover on the ascent to Melibokus

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    • March 26, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Well-preserved castle at Alsbach.

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    • June 29, 2019

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Location: Alsbach-Hähnlein, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation300 m

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