Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 279 out of 291 hikers


  • Zauderjo

    The landmark of Wachenheim towers on the hillside above the village. In addition to a fantastic view from the former donjon there is also the castle tavern Wachtenburg with Palatinate specialties, snacks and wines from the region.
    The summer terrace is also recommended.


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    • October 2, 2018

  • Jana & Steffen Morch

    Good food, nice service

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    • October 2, 2018

  • Marianne PWV On Tour

    Beautiful castle with great views of the Rhine valley, castle tavern available.

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    • March 2, 2019

  • Armin

    The ruin Wachtenburg will be honorary by the
    "Förderkreis for the preservation of the ruin Wachtenburg e.V."
    cared for and maintained by dedicated members in their spare time.
    Tasks and goals:
    The most important and outstanding task of the association is the preservation of the ruin Wachtenburg. After partial exposure of the remaining foundations and outer walls of different building epochs, it is necessary to perform the backup and rehabilitation with suitable materials, based on modern and modern knowledge and techniques so carefully that the substance is secured for the next generations. In addition, the care of the environment of the castle is an important matter, so that the view of the castle walls is possible from all sides. Order and cleanliness of the castle grounds should give a visually positive image.
    Source: wachtenburg.de

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    • April 9, 2019

  • Armin

    Well maintained
    Castle complex with refreshments. Great food and cool drinks 👌

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    • April 8, 2019

  • Manfred

    The Wachtenburg was built in the 12th century - probably by order of Konrad von Hohenstaufen -, its first written mention dates from 1257. It is the ruins of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur of the middle Haardt. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place. Interesting building with castle tavern and splendid patio.

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Schmischi

    Imposing walls from the 12th century in partly very good condition.
    Worth to look at in any case.
    The castle grounds are open all year round and throughout.
    Admission is free.
    There is also a castle tavern.
    More information is available at wachtenburg.de

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    • January 25, 2019

  • Marianne PWV On Tour

    Beautiful castle with great views of the Rhine valley, castle tavern available.

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    • March 2, 2019

  • Jürgen aus Sifi

    Fantastic panoramic view from the tower.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Wogan99

    Fantastic view of the Taunus, Odenwald, Kraichgau and Black Forest and the towns and villages in the Upper Rhine Valley and the Wine Route (02.11.2019)

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    • November 3, 2019

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Location: Wachenheim an der Weinstraße, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation230 m

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