Once upon a time, the emperors of the Staufer family were enthroned high up on this huge rock ship, steering the destinies of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In addition to the storage of the imperial jewels, of which copies are now issued, the castle also served as a prison for opponents of the emperor. The most famous among them, Richard the Lionheart, was said to have been held at the castle for over a year and only regained his freedom after a massive ransom of 12 tons of silver.
January to March: 09:00 to 17:00
April to September: 09:00 to 18:00
October to November: 09:00 to 17:00
Closed on December.
Adults 4,50 Euro (reduced 3,50 Euro),
Children and adolescents (6-18 years) 2,50 Euro,
Groups from 10 persons 4,00 Euro (child 2,00 Euro)
The castle is also a highlight for climbers who like to climb in the evening sun about 80 meters of the front rock.
July 1, 2016
The tip of Jonas Wind is almost nothing to add. At the very least the tip to avoid vacation weekends, if you do not drive with hundreds of trippers up to the parking lot of the restaurant Barbarossa just below the castle by car and then bring only the short climb to the castle behind.
May 21, 2017
Three castles on three humps of a ridge above the city of Annweiler in the Palatinate: the Trifels Group. Advancing from the Rhine into the Palatinate Forest, one of the first thing that immediately catches the eye is the Trifels Imperial Castle. In the 12th and 13th centuries it was one of the most important sites of Salian-Hohenstaufen rule over the Holy Roman Empire. Built from sandstone, it sits enthroned on a rocky reef, whose wildly jagged, vertically sloping tip dominates the forest on the 500-meter-high Sonnenberg.
April 6, 2020
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