Trifels Castle, Annweiler am Trifels

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Trifels Castle (German: Reichsburg Trifels) is a reconstructed medieval castle at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft) near the small town of Annweiler, in the Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. It is located high above the Queich valley within the Palatinate Forest on one peak of a red sandstone mountain split into three. Trifels Castle is on the peak of the Sonnenberg, and on both of the other two rock elevations there are castle ruins: Anebos Castle and Scharfenberg Castle (demotically called Münz).

Trifels Castle has been gradually restored since the 19th century and today replicas of the Imperial Regalia (Reichskleinodien) of the Holy Roman Empire are on display here. It is—together with Hambach Castle—one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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  • Driving around in these areas you regularly see a castle or a ruin on top of a mountain. This one is certainly worth visiting. short walk to te top of the mountain after leaving your car in a...  more »
  • We just went to this castle on a hot day, but it was nice since most of the hike up was through the woods and shaded. It is quite a steep hike up though. But our 8 and 11 year old Girls made it just....  more »
  • This was one of the more interesting castles that we visited, it is steeped in history and it is a nice walk up to it. The walk is hard work in 30 degree heat but it's mostly shaded. The views from the top turret are impressive. It also wasn't too much money to enter.
  • Would recommend this Castle. Absolutely fantastic not only because of the history but of the landscape too. You can hike or ride on a bike. Very scenic specially in autumn.Outside were wall climbers. Very interesting to watch and see. Never forget to wear comfy shoes and walk around the area.

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