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Burg Trifels

Burg Trifels

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Recommended by 1320 out of 1356 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Vosges du Nord

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  • Jonas Wind

    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.

    Ticket prices:
    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.

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    • July 1, 2016

  • JuleWandert

    Very nice and well preserved castle.
    Note: Dogs are not allowed in the castle ruins

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Tzi

    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.

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    • May 21, 2017

  • Ralf

    Beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

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    • April 17, 2017

  • Michael

    Small museum about the changeable history of the castle with copies of the imperial jewels. The story revolves around Richard the Lionheart imprisoned here. Great view from the tower over the Rhine Valley and many Palatinate castles.

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Jo

    The mountain castle of Trifels stands in the Palatinate north part of the Wasgau on the top of the 494 m high Sonnenberg.
    This triple split red sandstone rock also gives the castle its name, which means "triple rock".

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    • July 26, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    Beautiful Trifels, unfortunately not all original rebuilt.

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Rallle

    A few seats (beer benches) on the lower observation deck. Here you can eat your lunch in peace.

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    • April 20, 2019

  • 🚵‍♂️ Volker 🌲

    Absolutely worth seeing castle during the week visit

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Matthias

    The ascent to the castle is rewarded with a great view. The visit to the castle Trifels (especially for children) is worth the entrance fee in any case.

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Armin

    History in elaborately restored castle.
    Admission fee for adults € 4.50 which are always worth it!

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    • May 16, 2019

  • Jochen

    The former castle was more or less destroyed. But then it was reconstructed again. Information boards or e.g. Replicas of the Reichskleinodien give the visitor a good impression!

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Brigitte & Reto

    There is no catering at the castle. If you want to drink / eat, you should do so downstairs in the restaurant or kiosk at the parking lot, before it takes about 20 minutes. walk up to the castle.

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    • October 18, 2018

  • Christian

    A beautifully renovated castle, though not historically correct. Definitely bring time to visit.

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Matthias

    The ascent to the castle is rewarded with a great view. The visit to the castle Trifels (especially for children) is worth the entrance fee in any case.

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    • April 30, 2019

  • MS

    very rewarding, exciting story and great Aussichetn

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    • May 8, 2019

  • Tolik🌏🌝🚲

    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.

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    A place steeped in history with an interesting exhibition. The view from the castle is rewarding, the surroundings with the sandstone cliffs are beautiful.

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    • November 17, 2020

  • dagmarreinmuth

    determines a beautiful castle.
    You can not go up with a dog. You can save yourself the steep ascent when traveling alone

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    • July 22, 2018

  • MS

    be sure to visit, exciting history and beautiful views

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    • May 8, 2019

  • Armin

    Great castle with vision and the opportunity to work up historical deficits. We enjoyed it.

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    • May 16, 2019

  • 🇺🇦Schlofwandler🕊️

    The drama tour, which is regularly offered, is highly recommended.

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    • April 7, 2020

  • Jo

    The mountain castle of Trifels stands in the Palatinate north part of the Wasgau on the top of the 494 m high Sonnenberg.
    This triple split red sandstone rock also gives the castle its name, which means "triple rock".

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Andibonn

    Trifels Castle is an absolute highlight. Because apart from the location of the building on a red sandstone rock and the outstanding view of the surrounding area, one of the most prominent hostages in world history was held here for several months. None other than Richard the Lionheart was an inmate and was released for a horrific ransom, which almost ruined the English treasury.

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    • September 3, 2020


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Location: Annweiler am Trifels, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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