Burgruine Neudahn

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  • Jonas Wind

    Neudahn was destroyed like almost all castles in Wasgau in the course of the peasants' war in the 16th century. Nevertheless, it belongs to one of the best preserved castles of the Palatinate Forest and was fortunately restored in the 70s true to the original.

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    • July 1, 2016

  • Jochen

    Great castle ruins - over a very untypical for such ruins spiral staircase leads you in the mighty towers high on the platform. The view down to the solar fields - landfill? does not quite fit into the scenery.

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Jochen

    On the ascent or descent to the castle, you can pass through this rock gate - the stone men Bauer were already active here!

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Jo

    The name "Neudahn" is a bit confusing because the castle is older than Grafendahn in the Dahner Burgengruppe, although younger than Altdahn. Their position enabled them to protect and lock the road leading through the Wieslautertal, on whose route the B 427 and the Wieslauterbahn run side by side today.
    Probably the castle was built shortly before 1240 on behalf of the Bishop of Speyer; for this was from 1233 to 1236 Konrad IV von Dahn. The executive ministerial was Heinrich von Dahn, who is also occupied as Heinrich Mursel von Kropsberg. Presumably, he received the castle from the beginning to hereditary fief. His second name, as well as later successions, indicate that family ties existed in the South Palatinate - Kropsburg, Burrweiler.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Melanie

    At first glance, perhaps inconspicuously, this ruined castle has much to discover. In addition, from the hill you have a very nice view.

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Jo

    Directly on the trail is this rock breakthrough, which was already decorated by some hikers with cairns.

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    • April 17, 2018

  • Juergen Kaetzler

    Imposing remains of an old castle, easy to reach - summer and winter

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    • May 2, 2018

  • Gunther

    The castles at Dahn are partly very large plants. You can spend a lot of time there and have great views.

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    • August 9, 2018

  • Manfred

    A bit steep, but the castle Neudahn is worth a visit. A climb to the tower plateau is worthwhile.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • SpecialGuest

    Upstairs you can vesper well, if the wind is not too bad.

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    • May 8, 2017

  • ARE

    Neudahn is located 2 km northwest of Dahn on the right of the Lauter, which is here called Wieslauter on the upper reaches, on a spur of Kauertberg about 90 m above the valley floor. The castle rock reaches 310, the lower castle 290 m. Directly below the castle opens the Moosbach, which is dammed there for the earlier operation of a mill to a small Woog, from the right into the Wieslauter.
    The name "Neudahn" is a bit confusing because the castle is older than Grafendahn in the Dahner Burgengruppe, although younger than Altdahn. Their position enabled them to protect and lock the road leading through the Wieslautertal, on whose route the B 427 and the Wieslauterbahn run side by side today.
    Probably the castle was built shortly before 1240 on behalf of the Bishop of Speyer; for this was from 1233 to 1236 Konrad IV von Dahn. The executive ministerial was Heinrich von Dahn, who is also occupied as Heinrich Mursel von Kropsberg. Presumably, he received the castle from the beginning to hereditary fief. His second name, as well as later successions, indicate that family ties existed in the South Palatinate - Kropsburg, Burrweiler.The castle was first mentioned on May 3, 1285 as Castle Than, where it is clear from the list of associated goods in the document that it must be Neudahn.One hundred years after the castle was built, Mursel's family died, and the castle became the property of the related Altdahner line. Presumably burned down in 1498 and then rebuilt in the Four-Men War, the plant was again very strongly taken in 1525 in the Peasants' War. However, since in 1552 King Henry II of France stayed at the castle, it is likely to have been thoroughly renovated before. After the last Dahner knight, Ludwig II, died in his castle in Burrweiler in 1603, Neudahn fell back to the diocese of Speyer. From then on, the castle served the episcopal bailiff as a service until French troops finally destroyed it in 1689 at the beginning of the Palatine War of Succession.Today, it presents itself to the visitor essentially in the form that it has adopted in the renovation and expansion phases of the time after 1525 and after the last destruction.

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Manfred

    Interesting rock format, the Dahner Felsentor.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • Manfred

    Located northwest of Dahn, above the Neudahner Weihers stands the castle ruins Neudahn.
    The ruin dates from the 13th century and still has a stately look. Are obtained from the older plant only wall remains.
    The lower castle still has significant building remains. Well preserved are the round stair tower with access to the upper castle.

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    • December 23, 2018

  • Hans Ewald

    A beautiful rock gate Dahner Weiher

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Alexander Köhler

    A beautiful castle to explore and explore.

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Matthias

    From the campsite Neudahner Weiher it is only a short but steep climb to the castle ruins.

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    • April 30, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Beautiful castle ruins. You can climb up in the tower and let your gaze wander over the Palatinate Forest.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • Jackcarver

    A visit is definitely worth it. From the outside it is insignificant inside to climb stairs and towers 👍 from there beautiful hiking trail on witch mushroom and Elwetrischefels to Dahner PWV hut.

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    • June 1, 2019

  • jo

    Gently preserved castle ruins with new spiral staircases in the towers and great views from the upper floor

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Marianne PWV

    Force the castle ruins, spiral staircase up and enjoy views ...

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Carmen

    Castle ruins with beautiful views

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Gabi

    Hi Guys,
    on 17.08.2019 from 15:00 clock I offer a guide to Neudahn. Would you like to take me on a journey into the past? I would be very happy about it. My tour is connected with a 5 km hike, past the imposing rocks of Sartan lumps and witch mushroom. Of course it goes through the impressive Felsentor. Please register with me by phone at 0151/55936615. If necessary, I offer more dates from 5 people on!

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Andreas Berg

    Great view to relax

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    • October 2, 2018

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Location: Dahn, Südwestpfalz, Palatinate Forest, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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