Castles & Palaces

Like Beads on a String

Dense forests, lush greenery, rolling hills, picturesque wine-growing villages with winding alleys - and above them, the old walls of imposing castles and the elegant towers of fine palaces have stood guard for centuries. You will find more than ten of these historic places here on the Southern Wine Route.  From noble castles to mystical fortresses to small chapels - impressive history meets the present on the Southern Wine Route.

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Burgruine Rietburg

Rhodt unter Rietburg The complex (located above Villa…
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Bad Bergzabern Castle

Bad Bergzabern Bergzabern Castle is the landmark of the town of Bad…
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Neuscharfeneck Castle ruins

Dernbach Please note: From 2 October 2019, the castle ruins will remain…
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Deutsches Tor

Landau in der Pfalz The north-eastern city gate of the Vauban fortress,…
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Madenburg Castle

Eschbach It is one of the largest castle complexes in the Palatinate.
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Schloss Edesheim

Edesheim Edesheim Castle is located in the "Tuscany of Germany"…
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Medieval city fortifications

Billigheim-Ingenheim The "upper gate" has been preserved to this day.
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Kredenburg

Maikammer The castle is located in the district of Alsterweiler.…
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Burgruine Ramburg

Ramberg The Ramburg was built in the 12th century to protect the…
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Villa Ludwigshöhe Castle

Edenkoben The villa is closed for extensive renovation work until the…
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Lindelbrunn Castle ruins

Vorderweidenthal Lindelbrunn is a medieval castle ruin about 3 km from…
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