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Burg Scharfenberg (Münz)

Burg Scharfenberg (Münz)

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This Highlight is in a protected area

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Location: Leinsweiler, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Best Hikes to Burg Scharfenberg (Münz)
  • Unfortunately currently closed for renovations. The castle will be renovated by mid-2023!

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    • November 4, 2022

  • Great ruin with moat and beautiful views to Trifels and into the Rhine plain

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    • April 26, 2015

  • Very nice view in the environment. Rest stop available

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    • March 31, 2017

  • From here you have a beautiful view of Trifels Castle and the Palatinate Forest and through a valley in the Rhine valley.

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Unfortunately the tower has no entrance, but it is still fun to explore all corners of the walls.

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    • August 13, 2020

  • From Scharfenberg still some ruins have been preserved. Due to the slightly higher location, it is even more promising than the castle ruins Anebos. Unfortunately, there is no public access to the keep.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Were on the ruins today. Tower can not be climbed

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    • October 18, 2016

  • At Scharfenberg Castle there was a mint, hence it was called "Burg Münz".

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    • October 16, 2017

  • The view extends far over the rolling hills of the Palatinate Forest.
    You can also scramble around on the Buntsandsteinfelsen.

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    • October 19, 2020

  • Super nice panoramic view, as well as a nice view of Trifels Castle.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Beautiful castle ruins with a wonderful view of Trifels Castle

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Unfortunately, this ruin can not be visited until further notice, as damage to the building fabric has been detected and it has now been blocked for reasons of traffic safety. This information comes from the homepage of the "Association of Palatine Climbers e.V.", PK for short: pfaelzer-kletterer.de/content/_inhalt/news/new14.htm#apr2015_1

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    • May 10, 2015

  • Old ruin with renovated keep. View over the Leinsweiler valley to the Rhine plain

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Shortly before reaching the ruin Scharfenberg offers a great view to the west.

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    • April 30, 2019

  • You only get to the castle field on the Weinsteig, because the Trifels is a detour. I would recommend starting a special hike that includes the visiting Trifels, the Anebos and the coin. Very worthwhile

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    • May 2, 2020

  • Nice view of Trifels Castle. Interesting stair access

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    • September 7, 2020

  • This is an absolutely beautiful place with a great view!

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    • October 19, 2020

  • From the castle ruins Scharfenberg you have an excellent view of the Palatinate hill country and the castle Trifels.

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Unfortunately, the castle is currently not accessible and is cordoned off by a site fence.

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    • March 21, 2021

  • View to the Rhine Valley

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    • August 23, 2017

  • Burg Scharfenberg is also often called mint because the town of Annweiler obtained the right to mint coins in 1219 and set up a mint on Scharfenberg. It was founded in the 11th century as an imperial castle. The most important member of this family was Bishop Konrad von Scharfenberg of Speyer. After the Scharfenberg family died out, the castle came to Speyer, Weißenburg, Kurpfalz and Zweibrücken. The Peasants' War was the end for Scharfenberg too; it was conquered and destroyed by the peasants. The entire complex consisted of a bailey and a main castle. Remains of the ring wall and a tower are still visible on the north-east corner of the outer bailey. The keep of the upper castle with a height of 20 meters is well preserved. Halfway up on its west side is a round-arched entrance opening.
    Source: pfalz.de/de/burgruine-sharpenberg-bei-annweiler

    The castle is surrounded by a construction fence (with barbed wire!!!) and scaffolded. A visit is therefore expected to be possible again in autumn 2023 (signs at the entrance indicate that access will be blocked until mid-2023)...

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    • August 21, 2021

  • The ruins are still being worked on and the site is cordoned off by a site fence. A detour is therefore currently not worthwhile.

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    • February 14, 2022

  • Good place for a rest (with self-brought picnic).

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Scharfenberg Castle is currently being renovated and is therefore not accessible. From there you still have a great view of Trifels Castle.

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    • September 1, 2021

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Location: Leinsweiler, Südliche Weinstraße, Südpfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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