Donnersberg - Things to Know Before Visiting
Donnersberg, 67814 Dannenfels, Germany
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Formed during the Permian period from volcanic activities, Donnersberg is the highest peak of Palantine region in Germany. Covering an area of over 2,000 hecatares, the peak has a diameter of 7 kilometers. The mountain and the surronding area is an importance place for old settlements, of which only ruins remains today. The 4,700 km Eurpean Walking Route E8 passes through the mountain.
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St Peter's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Worms, southern Germany. The cathedral is located on the highest point of the inner city of Worms, on a hill. Since this hill was safe from flooding, it has been inhabited by people since the third millennium BC.
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.
Beleived to be built on top of a Roman fortification, the castle stands on top of hill above the town of Bingen am Rhein with an amazing panoramic view. Like many of the castles in the Rhine area, this castle too was destroyed and rebuilt many times over.
This monument is located in the Niederwald, Hesse, and was built between 1871 and 1883 to honor the Unification of Germany. The monument overlooks the Rhine Valley and the town of Bingen on the far side.
Rheinstein Castle was constructed in about 1317. Rheinstein Castle possesses a working drawbridge and portcullis, which are typical of medieval castle architecture. Rheinstein's courtyard is known as the Burgundy Garden after the Burgundy grape vine growing there. The vine, which is approximately 500 years old, still produces grapes.
Originally the main residence of the Prince-electors of the Electorate of the Palatinate of the House of Wittelsbach. Part of the palace is used by the University of Mannheim. The castle, which features tapestries, furniture, paintings, porcelain and silverware is open to visitors.
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With 42% of its area covered by forests, it is the most forested state of Germany along with Hesse.