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Trifels Castle

Address: Burg Trifels, Annweiler am Trifels, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Abingdon, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Extensively restored castle which is of interest to English students of history as the place where King Richard I was held for ransom after he had been captured on the way home from a crusade. Always safer to travel by sea, I say. The views from the top are spectacular and there's a certain amount of fairy castle atmosphere inside.... More 

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Bel Air
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hi, I still remember now how the visit of ( Burg am Trifels ) was amazing and I still intend to visit it once more whole day next year in February / March. To make a review, I have to choose latest date but it was done some years ago. The Castle first of all reveals the story of Robin... More 

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