Rhineland

Castle Stolzenfels

Castle Stolzenfels

Castle Stolzenfest is a Rhineland palace near Koblenz, situated on the site that was once a medieval stronghold, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Originally built in the 13th century, like many other castles in the area it ruined remains were turned into a pleasure palace during the 19th century in the Gothic Revival style.

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Burg Rheinstein

Caste Rheinstein

Castle Rheinstein, which is also known as Voitsberg, Fautsburg or Vaitzburg, is part of the Unesco World Heritage Middle Rhine. The name Rheinstein goes back to the 19th century when the castle was rebuilt. There is a famous story involving the castle and two lovers.

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Castle Reichenstein

Castle Reichenstein

Castle Reichenstein, which is also known as ‘Falkenburg’, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage region of the Middle Rhine Valley. It is situated in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, close to the town of Trechtingshausen.

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Castle Rheineck

Castle Rheineck

Castle Rheineck is situated on a hill close to a stream called Vinxtbach, which separated regions during Roman times. Artefacts dating back to that time suggest that there was a Roman fort on the hill a long time, before the medieval castle was build in the 12th century. It is unclear if it was erected…

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Schloss Arenfels

Castle Arenfels

Castle Arenfels was built between 1258 and 1259 by Henrich II of Isenburg or his son Gerlach. The original stronghold was significantly smaller than the palace that can be visited today. The materials for the castle were take directly from the surrounding area and a deep well reached all the way to the water level…

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Caslte Roladnseck

Castle Rolandseck

Castle Rolandseck was build in 1122 by Archbishop Friedrich I of Cologne, however, there may have been fortifications on this 155m high hill overlooking the Rhine river since 1040. The castle was build simultaneously to the close by abbey of Nonnenwerth. Its founding legend includes the knight Roland, who returned from his fight with the…

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Castle Gutenfels

Castle Gutenfels

Castle Gutenfels in the German province of Rhineland-Palatinate towers at 110m over the small town of Kaub, which originally lend its name to the stronghold: Castle Kaub. It was build around 1220 and after an unsuccessful siege by Wilhelm of Holland in 1252 was handed over to the Lords of Falkenberg in 1277. The castle…

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Castle Drachenfels

Castle Drachenfels

The Drachenfels is at 321m high hill in the Siebengebierge close to Bad Honnef and marks an important tourist attraction of the area. Between 1138 and 1167, a castle was build on top of the hill and called Castle Drachenfels by Archbishop Arnold of Cologne. The original purpose was to protect the region around Cologne.…

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Castle Nanstein

Castle Nanstein was build in the 12th century on orders of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. It is most well known for it’s 16th century owner and famous knight, Franz von Sickingen, who died here after the the siege of 1523.  Today, Burg Nanstein is a ruin on top of a 330m hill and…

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