Burgruine Guttenberg

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Recommended by 96 out of 101 hikers


  • Jonas Wind

    The small castle was, like many others, destroyed in the Palatinate Peasants' War. Only sparsely restored, it still offers a fantastic view over the southern Palatinate Forest and the adjacent Vosges. Below the ruin is a beautiful castle well.

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    • July 6, 2016

  • Zauderjo

    Walkable Felsenburg ruin with beautiful views over the Rhine plain and the Northern Vosges.

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    • August 21, 2016

  • Anette

    Possibly the castle was first mentioned in 1151 as the Hohenstaufen empire castle, which was administered by the Ministerialen Landolfo de Gudenburc, or with Ulrich von Guttenberg (Udelricus de Gudenburhc), who donated in 1174 the monastery Eußerthal. Safe first mention is in 1246, when Isengard von Falkenstein, in exchange for her husband Reichstruchsess Philip I von Falkenstein, the castle to King Konrad IV handed over.
    From 1317, the castle was partly fief to the Counts of Leiningen, while the other half fell a little later to the Palatinate.
    In the Palatinate division of 1410, the castle Duke Stefan von Pfalz-Simmern-Zweibrücken was slammed. The Leininger lost in 1463 their share of ownership, which reached via the Hanau Lichtenberger to the wittelsbachische side line Palatinate Zweibrücken.
    In 1525 in the German Peasants' War Burg Guttenberg was destroyed by the Lorraine peasant heap. The ruin was not rebuilt
    Source and more info: Wikipedia

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    • July 25, 2017

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    • December 5, 2016

  • paul SUEW

    An enchanted ruin with a beautiful view and stop in Schützenhaus nearby

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    • January 11, 2017

  • Ralf

    The castle Guttenberg (rarely Guttenburg) is the ruin of a rock castle near the French border in the German part of the Wasgau, which belongs to the Palatinate Forest (Rhineland-Palatinate). Very nice view from the castle.

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    • January 18, 2017

  • michael w.

    Very idyllic location.

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    • March 2, 2017

  • Ralf

    Very nice old ruin.
    Always good for a little break

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Marianne PWV

    From the ruin Guttenberg is not so much to see except for a beautiful view.

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    • July 21, 2017

  • Volker♒

    Great view of the surrounding area

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Marianne PWV

    There is not much left of the ruin Guttenberg, the Stäffelsberg tower can be seen.

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    • July 21, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Very nice castle ruins. The facility can be visited with wonderful views around in the Palatinate Forest

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    • August 1, 2017

  • Tzi

    The castle ruins Guttenberg is once again one of these enchanted castles 🏰 in the Palatinate, of which one knows far too little. Certainly nothing about how the proud structure once looked like.

    Despite the few remnants of the wall, it is always impressive what our forefathers were able to accomplish at that time. The origins of the castle go back to the second half of the 12th century. That's the year 1150, that's almost 870 years ago.

    If you want to know more about the history of the castle, I recommend the linked video from the Palatinate veteran Norbert Haugel. Unfortunately it was his last castle video. Unfortunately he is no longer with us. On all the castles for which he made his videos and on which I already was myself, I linked the video.

    And those I have not visited yet, I will visit to give his remaining videos a suitable stage. Have fun watching.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • Marianne PWV

    At the border to Mundatwald was a former refuge, today stands at this point the Ritterstein castle hut, after a possible descent from the ruins Guttenberg or even directly below the ruins to get to the next Ritterstein Drei Buchen .. There are of course three mighty beeches.

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    • July 24, 2017

  • ARE

    An imposing ruin with a beautiful view.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Armin

    Great view towards France in the south and Pälzer Bergland in the west.

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    • January 30, 2019

  • Armin

    Magnificent view of the Northern Vosges and the Palatinate mountains.

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    • January 30, 2019

  • Oliver Orth

    Insanely beautiful view and at the same time a breezy rest area.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Numy

    Great view over the area

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Guenter

    It looks just like in the rest of the Palatinate Forest, only much fewer hikers. Also to be recommended as Mtb area.

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    • December 13, 2017

  • Armin

    Starting from Dörrenbach via a route steeped in history, you can easily reach the castle ruins. Numerous destroyed bunkers of the west wall are on the way.
    The view extends from the Rhine plain over the northern Vosges to the Palatinate Forest.
    The type of rock castle also reminiscent of the Drachenfels at Busenberg.

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    • February 4, 2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Burgruine Guttenberg’

Location: Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation550 m

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