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
The mountain castle in the Palatinate north part of the Wasgau on the top of the 494 m high Sonnenberg stands on a triple split
Colorful sandstone rock that is 145 m long, 40 m wide and 50 m high. From this stone base comes the name of the castle, the
"Triple rock" means. The Sonnenberg is one of the typical rounded rock mountains of the Wasgau,
which is formed by the southern part of the Palatinate Forest and the northern part of the Vosges.
April 7, 2018
The Trifels plays a partially outstanding role in the history of the noble families of the Salier, the Staufer, the Wittelsbacher and the House Pfalz-Zweibrücken, which represented a sideline of the Wittelsbacher.
The replicas of the imperial jewels of the Holy Roman Empire can be visited on Trifels, which is not reconstructed to the original. The originals are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna; There they are exhibited in the treasury of the Hofburg. Mountain and castle are among the priority tourist destinations in the Palatinate. The Trifels is there with over 100,000 visitors per year after the Hambach Castle (200,000) the second most frequented castle. This position owes the Trifels its importance in the Middle Ages, especially during the Staufer period in the 12th and 13th centuries. At that time, the imperial castle was the center of historical events for a century and a half.
The greatest interest in addition to the Reichskleinodien still arouses the imprisonment of the English King Richard the Lionheart, which is, however, in terms of Trifels only for a period of three weeks (from March 31 to April 19, 1193) with certainty. Not historically vouched is the story told in the Blondelsage.
June 26, 2018
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