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Burg Breitenstein

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  • Ralf

    There is not much left of the castle, but on the upper castle you have a nice opportunity to rest with a view

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Kauai

    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

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    • January 14, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    The climb is worthwhile, many foundations and a beautiful "passage".

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Andy Ypsilon

    Beautiful castle ruins with great panoramic views of the valley.

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Manfred 🌳

    The ruins of Burg Breitenstein are located on a 220 m 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.

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Manfred 🌳

    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.

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Manfred 🌳

    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.

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    • May 31, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    The climb is worthwhile, many foundations and a beautiful "passage".

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Jochen

    Interesting castle ruins high up on the rock. When climbing the remains of the castle, caution is required - no safety at all and also a very adventurous ladder.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    The castle ruins are interesting, but there is no view (anymore)

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Andy Ypsilon

    Castle ruin where there are still a few walls. From the castle you have a beautiful view of the valley.

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    • October 7, 2019

  • Pmbvw

    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.

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    • May 6, 2020

  • Tanja

    Would have liked to have explored the ruins more closely but the condition of the ladder does not really allow this at the moment. Maybe another time.

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Unfortunately the wooden ladder is broken and you cannot get up

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    • October 9, 2020

  • Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲

    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).

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    • June 14, 2021

  • Euphemia Anna 🌳🌲

    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.

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    • June 14, 2021

  • Daniel Kratz

    Nice place in the Palatinate Forest

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    • August 21, 2020

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Location: Esthal, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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