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  • Trifels Imperial Castle with Anebos and Scharfenberg (Münz)

Trifels castle was the favourite castle of the emperor Barbarossa. It is located at an elevation of 500 meters near Annweiler on the peak of a mountain split into three - called Sonnenberg. Anebos Castle and Scharfenberg Castle (Münz) are the castle ruins on both of the other two rock elevations. Today replicas of the Imperial Regalia are one part of the exhibition that Trifels castle offers his visitors.

  • Neuscharfeneck Castle

is a ruin above Ramberg and Dernbach and one of the most imposing fortresses in the Palatinate. Expanded by Prince elector Frederick I (150m long and approx. 60m wide), it was burned down in the Peasant's War, renovated in 1530, and finally fell into ruin in the 30 Year's War. Starting point for walks through the Dernbach orchards.


  • Madenburg Castle

Founded in the 11th century, Madenburg is one of the largest castle complexes in the Rhineland-Palatinate. A permanent exhibition describes the history of the origins of the castle. There is a wonderful view of the river Rhine plain up to Speyer or Karlsruhe and over the Wasgau. Closed on Monday.

  • Ramburg Ruins

Built by Barbarossa to protect the Trifels, it later became the home of the Lords of Dalberg and then the Counts of Löwenstein. This castle complex was preserved for posterity by history-conscious Ramberg citizen. It is situated near Ramberg. 

  • Lindelbrunn Castle

Built by the Hohenstaufen emperors in the 12th century. The old German name "Lindenbol" (a hill covered with linden trees) describes the elevation on which the castle stands, within easy reach of Gossersweiler-Stein (approx. 40 minutes on foot).

  • Ruine Modeneck (Meistersel)

Meistersel is one of the eldest castles in the Palatine, probably built in the 11th century. It was destroyed in the 30 Years' War. The chambers and cisterns carved into the cliff, and other historically interesting castle remains are remarkable.

Südliche Weinstrasse Annweiler am Trifels e.V., Büro für Tourismus, Meßplatz 1, 76855 Annweiler
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