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Trifels Castle

Burg Trifels, Annweiler am Trifels, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 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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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

A restored castle that held Richard the Lionheart prisoner for 2 years on his return from the Crusades. On display are replicas of crowns and other royal trappings of the era. Beware that the trek up and back is about 20 minutes for those in shape and the slope is steep at times! For the effort have a commanding view... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Not much of the original castle to be seen--just a few stones here/there on display. It was rebuilt over many years in the last century and really looks like new construction inside and out. I prefer as much of the original castles as you can see--and the older the better--but it was at least what I expect is a near... More

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Bad Windsheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Castle with a great view over the countryside. Also much to look at inside. The price is also ok. Please be aware that no dogs are allowed.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

kind of expecting just another roadside medieval ruin, but this was really well done. drive to the site is really scenic, farther off the highway than it looks. they charge you a few euros to visit, but they have spent the money wisely in maintaining the site and the interior. restuirant was good and the wine cellar merchant friendly.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

We took a daytrip to this medieval castle near the small town of Annweiler. Trifels Castle has been gradually restored since the 19th century and today replicas of the Imperial Regalia (Reichskleinodien) of the Holy Roman Empire are on display here. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. We decided to visit Trifels... More

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