The castle consisted of a bailey and a main castle. But it has disintegrated so much that I could not imagine what it looked like.
See also: burgenarchiv.de/burg_Breitenstein_in_rheinland-pfalz
January 14, 2018
The ruins of Burg Breitenstein on a 220 meter high steep slope on the northern side of the Speyerbachtal in the Palatinate Forest four kilometers east of Elmstein in the district of Bad Dürkheim in Rhineland-Palatinate. The rock castle was probably built in 1246 during the unrest during the deposition of Emperor Frederick II by Pope Innocent IV. It consists of a Around the rock is an approximately rectangular lower castle, of which only small remains of the walls are preserved. Beyond the neck trench, the remainders of a separate bailey with its own moat are located at a distance of approx. 50 m and 20 m higher.
May 31, 2018
Today I climbed the core castle of the Breitenstein via the not very reliable looking wooden staircase. The stairs are only on 2 of 3 legs and the bottom rung is no longer loadable. I advise against climbing because of the increased risk. There is not much to see anyway (see pictures) and the view from above the trench is equally good.
May 6, 2020
This highlight is located in the upper area of the Breitenstein ruins on the Drei-Burgen-Weg. There is a small plateau here, from which you have a view of the lower tower of the castle ruins (restricted by the dense forest of leaves) - and can also rest (on the remains of a wall or a tree stump).
June 14, 2021
Here you enter the Breitenstein ruins from below (on a beautiful hiking trail) - and first come across a time table and then the beautiful archway. The further route of the "Drei-Burgen-Weg" runs a short stretch from here very steeply (and pretty much washed out by rainwater) up onto a wide path, which then remains wide as far as the parking lot.
June 14, 2021
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