Mountain Biking Highlight
This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Vosges du Nord
The castle is located as a hilltop castle in the Upper Mundat Forest about three kilometers west of Oberotterbach at 503.1 m above sea level. NHN high Schloßberg. The Hohe Derst (560.5 m) in the northwest and the Hohe Kopf (496.9 m) in the south join at a distance of one kilometer. The Otterbach, the right source river of the Michelsbach, rises on the northeast slope of the Schloßberg below the castle.
Only small parts of the castle have survived as it was used as a quarry after its destruction. Erected on the hilltop, which is crowned by a rocky reef, it originally covered an area of around 50 by 25 meters. Of the three towers of the upper castle on the cliff, only the keep has been partially preserved. In addition, there are still numerous beam and post holes and the remains of a staircase carved into the rock that once served as a connection to the lower castle. Parts of the surrounding wall, building foundations and a gate still exist from this.Today the rock of the upper castle is a platform that allows a view over the Upper Mundat Forest and the Rhine plain.
September 4, 2020
Beautiful ruin, always worth a trip. Very little going on during the week.
August 26, 2021
Beautiful old castle ruins with two good viewpoints over the Palatinate Forest. Easily accessible on foot, challenging on the MTB and not for beginners.
April 24, 2020
Nice view from the ruin. A steep, stony but mobile path leads upwards. It goes down over a short trail piece, when you drive out of the ruin, immediately right.
August 11, 2020
Beautiful ruin, with a great view you should definitely have seen and there are also trail possibilities :)
August 23, 2020
You have a wonderful view over the Palatinate and part of the Vosges. You can really slow down up there.
November 8, 2020
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