Burgruine Zavelstein

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Recommended by 544 out of 558 hikers


  • Dosch

    A great location, not only for history lovers! Is known far beyond the borders and is always worth a detour. Photo enthusiasts are enthusiastic!

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Thorsten

    Built around 1200 as a Staufer castle, Burg Zavelstein was acquired in 1616 by Benjamin Buwinghausen von Wallmerode. The ducal master builder Heinrich Schickhardt converted the castle into a late Renaissance castle until 1630. French troops destroyed the castle and city in 1692 in the Franco-Palatinate War of Succession. While the houses were rebuilt from 1697, the castle has remained a ruin to this day.

    The ruin is accessible all year round. The 28 m high tower of the castle ruins offers a wonderful panoramic view to the Swabian Jura. You can climb the tower daily in the summer between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and in winter from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Restrictions are possible during the winter months (Advent season). For more information on guided tours of Zavelstein and the castle ruins, visit the Teinachtal Touristik in Bad Teinach, Tel. 07053 9205040.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Beautiful little town with an impressive castle ruin. You have to visit!

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Tzi

    A small fee is due for climbing the tower, but it is definitely worth it! On the one hand, it helps to preserve the castle ruins, on the other hand, one of the really spectacular all-round views already mentioned by Thorsten opens up.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Matthias Brandt

    Wonderful castle ruins directly at the historic center of Zavelstein.

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    • August 14, 2017

  • Teinachtal

    The city with the castle ruins is always worth a visit, especially the view from the castle tower!

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Dosch

    A great location, not only for history friends! Is known far beyond the borders and always worth a visit. Photo enthusiasts come into raptures!

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    • August 27, 2017

  • bazzuka

    In mid-March, depending on the temperature, the crocus flowers can be seen here. Great meadows and everywhere it blooms. By bike or on foot optimally, by car is not come through.

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    • March 13, 2018

  • micha

    Great view and great surroundings. Tourist super, beautiful hiking trails. Great signage.

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Alf

    The trip to the castle ruin is definitely worth it. The view from the castle tower is awesome. There is also plenty to see all around.

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    • September 1, 2018

  • Andreas🇩🇪

    Beautiful castle ruins, always something going on, many visitors. Everything is exactly explained the story. Absolutely worth a trip

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    • September 3, 2018

  • micha

    Super restored and worth the trip.

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Werner (FB Wandern mit Hund)

    Great castle ruins, reminiscent tour here a break. The many seats invite you to ... Just chill out and let the ruins work out ....

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Andreas🇩🇪

    Beautiful castle ruin Zavelstein, all easily accessible and history well explained. The view is nice.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Werner (FB Wandern mit Hund)

    Great castle ruins, the many seating invite you to linger here.

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    • April 17, 2018

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Nice view from the keep and a lot to discover.
    There are a few benches for snacks in the courtyard.

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Tobi Lee

    Schwarzwald zavelstein

    • March 11, 2018

  • Chery69

    Zavelstein Burg

    • March 7, 2019

  • Hubert F.

    Beautiful, well-preserved castle ruins with great views.

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    • July 24, 2019

  • haertera

    The ruin is always worth a visit. For only 50 cents entrance you get from the tower a great panoramic view down to the Teinachtal and the village Zafelstein.

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Peter

    A castle ruin from the 12th century, the 28 meter high tower with a great view can be climbed. The courtyard of the castle is suitable for a picnic: tables and benches are available!

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    • March 1, 2020

  • UweG

    The castle is really very romantic and offers some great photo opportunities.

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    • March 9, 2020

  • jblessi

    Beautiful facility. Very romantic!

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    • April 17, 2020

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Location: Bad Teinach-Zavelstein, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation610 m

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