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Wachtenburg

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Recommended by 1771 out of 1863 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

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

Tips

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    The landmark of the town of Wachenheim is enthroned on the slope above the town. In addition to a fantastic view from the former keep, there is also the Burgschänke Wachtenburg with Palatinate specialties, snacks and wines from the region. The summer terrace is also recommended.

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    • October 2, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    Beautiful castle with great views of the Rhine valley, castle tavern available.

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    • March 2, 2019

  • Ralf

    The Wachtenburg is the ruin of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur on the middle Haardt, a ridge parallel to the Rhine in the district of Bad Dürkheim of Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place. From the surrounding castles, it offers the best view over the Rhine ditch.
    Open throughout the year.

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    • January 14, 2017

  • Franzl wandert 🥾

    An impressive castle ruin on the Palatinate Weinsteig. There is a stop and you can climb the tower ruins, beautiful view!

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    • October 8, 2021

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    In the castle museum there are exhibits of life from earlier times. Arrowheads, bullets and other paraphernalia are on display, as well as pottery and stove tiles. Traces of tools on the crockery reveal that the oldest find can be dated back to 1180.
    The imposing model of the castle is also on display. It shows the castle founded around 1200.
    The support group for the preservation of the ruins of Wachtenburg has set itself the goal of preserving the Wachtenburg.
    Many thanks from my side for your commitment.

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    • February 19, 2022

  • Armin

    The ruin Wachtenburg will be honorary by the
    "Förderkreis for the preservation of the ruin Wachtenburg e.V."
    cared for and maintained by dedicated members in their spare time.
    Tasks and goals:
    The most important and outstanding task of the association is the preservation of the ruin Wachtenburg. After partial exposure of the remaining foundations and outer walls of different building epochs, it is necessary to perform the backup and rehabilitation with suitable materials, based on modern and modern knowledge and techniques so carefully that the substance is secured for the next generations. In addition, the care of the environment of the castle is an important matter, so that the view of the castle walls is possible from all sides. Order and cleanliness of the castle grounds should give a visually positive image.
    Source: wachtenburg.de

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    • April 9, 2019

  • Schmischi

    Imposing walls from the 12th century, some in very good condition.
    Definitely worth a look.
    The castle grounds are open all year round.
    Entry is free.
    There is also a castle tavern.
    More information is available at wachtenburg.de

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    • January 25, 2019

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    The Palatinate flag ..., it flies high above the Wachtenburg.

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Manfred 🌳

    The Wachtenburg was built in the 12th century - probably by order of Konrad von Hohenstaufen -, its first written mention dates from 1257. It is the ruins of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur of the middle Haardt. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place. Interesting building with castle tavern and splendid patio.

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Supermanu

    Very beautiful castle ruins, also recommended for the castle and wine festival ... if it takes place again

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Sergio Gambelli

    Great view of the Odenwald

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    • November 16, 2020

  • Tobias

    The Wachtenburg, also called the balcony of the Palatinate. A trip here is always worthwhile. The Burgschänke is always open from May to October on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun and in the remaining months on Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Delicious and inexpensive food, good drinks. Outside is self-service, in the Burgschänke you are served. Even if the castle inn is not open - the castle complex is still. You have a great view of the Rhine plain.

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    • January 7, 2021

  • Ralf

    The Wachtenburg is located directly on the trail Pfälzer Weinsteig. Climb the landmark that is visible from afar and enjoy the phenomenal view from the "balcony of the Palatinate" into the Rhine plain.

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    • December 16, 2016

  • Jana & Steffen Morch

    Good food, nice service

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    • October 2, 2018

  • Ralf

    The Wachtenburg is the ruin of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur on the middle Haardt, a ridge parallel to the Rhine in the district of Bad Dürkheim of Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place. From the surrounding castles, it offers the best view over the Rhine ditch.
    Open throughout the year.

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    • January 14, 2017

  • Ralf

    The Wachtenburg is the ruin of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur on the middle Haardt, a ridge parallel to the Rhine in the district of Bad Dürkheim of Rhineland-Palatinate. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place. From the surrounding castles, it offers the best view over the Rhine ditch.
    Open throughout the year.

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    • March 27, 2017

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Great view from the tower.

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    • August 20, 2017

  • Tim 🚴

    A nice place to stay!

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    • November 4, 2017

  • Melanie

    Despite the fog, hell was going on an autumn Sunday. If you want to stop here you have to hurry.

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    • January 5, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    The ascent to the Wachtenburg is always a worthwhile goal

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Manfred 🌳

    The Wachtenburg was built in the 12th century - probably by order of Konrad von Hohenstaufen -, its first written mention dates from 1257. It is the ruin of a spur castle on a 232 m above sea level. NN high mountain spur of the middle Haardt. The castle on the so-called "Schlossberg" directly above Wachenheim an der Weinstraße is considered the landmark of the place.
    The Wachtenburg is located directly on the trail Pfälzer Weinsteig. Climb the landmark visible from afar and enjoy the phenomenal view from the "balcony of the Palatinate" into the Rhine plain.

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    • April 15, 2018

  • MaSt

    Unfortunately, the doors are closed again here. Corona sends its regards. But still a great castle, a great view and always worth a detour!

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    • January 14, 2021

  • Stefanie

    Great ruin. Bigger than expected. It was just a shame that the tower was locked. Great view

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    • January 29, 2021

  • Karl d.G. 🇩🇪🇪🇺 🚴‍♂️🚶‍♂️🍷🍺🇺🇦

    It is a great backdrop and a beautiful view over Wachenheim and the Rhine plain

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    • March 25, 2021


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Location: Wachenheim an der Weinstraße, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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