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
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