Berwartstein Castle - Things to Know Before Visiting
Burg Berwartstein 1, 76981 Erlenbach bei Dahn, Germany
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About Berwartstein Castle
Berwartstein Castle is located on the southern part of the Palatinate Forest. It was one of the rock castles defending Palatinate during the Middle Ages. The stairs, passages and rooms of the castle are carved out of the rock to form parts that are essential to the defence of the castle. The castle has a well that was hacked out of the rock to the bottom of the valley some 104 metres below.
Attractions Near Berwartstein Castle
A ruined castle in the commune of Lembach. This fortress, built in the shape of a 52 m long boat, has a long history. The castle was built on a sandstone summit in the Middle Ages. An ingenious system for collecting rainwater fed a cistern and a hoist allowed water and other loads to be moved to the upper floors. It was built in the first half or mid-12th century by the Fleckenstein family, who were ministerials of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. Now it is one of the main attractions in this area.
Trifels Castle is a reconstructed medieval castle at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft) near the small town of Annweiler, in tRhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located above the Queich valley within the Palatinate Forest on one peak of a red sandstone mountain that is split into three. The castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
A 14 meter high mushroom rock formation in the southers Palantine Forest. The rock stands on a 300 meters high ridge and it is illumiated at night.
The fortifications of the Maginot Line, built in the 1920s by the French government to deter invasion from Germany. It was the largest of the Maginot line forts and was designed to accommodate a garrison of about 500 men. It is the largest such fortification open to the public in Alsace. Officially recorded as a historical monument. It has faced so many wars and has a lot of history to say.
Hambach Castle is considered a symbol of the German democracy movement. It is located on the mountain Schlossberg in the eastern outskirts of the Palatine Forest at an elevation of 325m. Archaeological finds shows that the area of Hambach Castle was used in late Roman times.
Holiday Park is one of Germany's most popular theme parks, and is part park and part woodland. The park offers several amusement rides, as well as roller coasters, water rides, and live shows. The park is well known for its Expedition GeForce roller coaster, which consistently remained in the top ten of the many best roller coaster lists since its opening in 2001.
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With 42% of its area covered by forests, it is the most forested state of Germany along with Hesse.