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Trifels Castle

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Address: Burg Trifels, Annweiler am Trifels, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Heavily renovated, but in a great position. Can get a good feeling of how it used to be originally. You can drive most of the way, last bit a nice walk. Whole area good for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Heavily renovated, but in a great position. Can get a good feeling of how it used to be originally. You can drive most of the way, last bit a nice walk. Whole area good for hiking.

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Fort Drum, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This castle is beautiful and quiet. Not many tourists comes here and has an awesome view. There is a slight hike to get to the castle, a good 10 min. if you are fit or 15 if you decide to stroll (all uphill and a decent grade).

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is castle which is located on hill where there are 3 rocks are inline and hence the name TriFellas ;). The drive is superb will huge trees on both side of the road and the castle is on the top of the hill. Need to do a hiking for 20 minutes to reach the castle after parking the car.... More 

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Cologne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The view from Trifels Castle is just wonderful. You can either walk up from Annweiler - but beware, it is about 3 hours all up hill, or drive up to the castle and walk up about 10 minutes up the steep hill. But the view from up there is worth it. When visiting Trifels Castle, stay in Annweiler, a beautiful... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went up to this castle today and while it's certainly neat and historical, I enjoyed the surrounding area a lot more. The woods are beautiful, you walk past some fantastic climbing rocks that made me want to learn how to climb and there was a spot to grab a beer after the hike back down. So all in all, it... More 

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Virginia
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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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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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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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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
27 attraction reviews
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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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