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Address: Burg Trifels, Annweiler am Trifels, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Impressive cliff top castle

We saw this one atop the ridge from the motorway...saw a sign to Trifels Castle ... and decided to take a detour. Windy road (take care) leading to a relatively small car-park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We saw this one atop the ridge from the motorway...saw a sign to Trifels Castle ... and decided to take a detour. Windy road (take care) leading to a relatively small car-park (might be a problem in summer) where an attendant assisted with parking directions for a small fee. The castle is set atop a sandstone ridge (popular with climbers).... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a cool place! We came for just a few hours, enough time to hike up to the castle and poke around, and come back down the hill to eat at a very pleasant restaurant. There are signs in the parking lot that say the hike up will take 20 mins, which was about, but you can make it up... More 

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The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Trifels Castle (in German: Reichsburg Trifels) is a beautifully and almost completely restored medieval castle, like many other undiscovered castles and ruins in the Pfalz-area. It is located high above the Queich valley on the peak of the Sonnenberg (494 m above sealevel). Like so many buildings in this region, it is entirely made of red sandstone.

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We enjoy exploring castles here in Germany. This one provided not only a castle to explore but some unique history to go along with it. It once held Richard the Lionhart and supposedly the Holy Grail was once kept in it's treasury! As you make the 20 minute hike up the steep hill you can begin to understand why this... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I liked this castle a lot. You could go almost any place in the castle which I liked. There were not too many furnishings (actually none that I can remember). But they have cool "crown jewels" on display which is neat. I would recommend parking in the town and hiking up to the castle. It would make for a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This castle situated in the Rhineland Palatinate in the small town of Annweiler is a picturesque place live and visit. The best time to go is in July when for 4 days they reenact what life was like during the era of Richard Lion Heart and explain his captivity in this castle. People are dressed for the era and the... More 

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Steinwenden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was well worth the hike in the rain to see the castle. It was well worth the entrance fee (3 or 4 euro per person). The castle is nicely restored and the views are out of this world. If you don't want a strenuous hike, take he path to the left of the parking lot. The path to the... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A short little walk to reach the castle. Once you are on top of the castle you have an amazing view. A great activity to do as a family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

While visiting our Daughter we have been visiting a number of old Castles in and around the area. Burg Trifels is wonderfully restored and a great afternoon of fun of hiking and explorng. Fantastic views and and nice some town with Restaurants and shops.

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Beijing, China
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went up the hills from Annweiler and enjoyed the nice view from the castle. The Museum has some interesting parts from the old German Kingdom.

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