Trifels Castle

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James H
Frankfurt, Germany388 contributions
Well worth the visit
Sep 2020
Extensive and well laid out. Quite a hike to get up there but worth it in the end. Quite some history.
Written September 26, 2020
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Ricardo T
Rotterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
History, medieval up to the 19th century. Worthwile.
Aug 2020
Driving around in these areas you regularly see a castle or a ruin on top of a mountain. This one is certainly worth visiting. short walk to te top of the mountain after leaving your car in a carpark (1,50 E).
Nice and up to date descriptions in the different rooms. Great views of the country side.
For England: Richard Lionheart was imprisoned here.
Dogs are not allowed.
Written August 21, 2020
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Natalie S
Sindelfingen, Germany199 contributions
Nice hike up
Jun 2019 • Family
We just went to this castle on a hot day, but it was nice since most of the hike up was through the woods and shaded. It is quite a steep hike up though.
But our 8 and 11 year old Girls made it just fine.
The entrance fee was acceptable, we paid 9€ for a family of 4.
The castle itself is beatifully restored with an amazing view. Inside you can almost get lost due to the many stairs and ways. It seems like a labyrinth.
Also, if you're going there on a hot day like us, the inside of the castle stays nice and cool and there is also a breeze on top.
Written June 30, 2019
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George S
Carlsbad, California545 contributions
Good job of restoration...
Sep 2018 • Couples
A medieval castle that has been gradually restored since 19th century. It is famous as the site of an imprisonment of King of England, Richard the Lionheart. He was captured by Duke Leopold V of Austria on his return from the Third Crusade. After the large bounty was paid the King returned to England.
Written October 27, 2018
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FireballH
London, UK94 contributions
What a view!
Aug 2018 • Family
Don't expect lots to do here but there is a movie room, a small exhibition, lots of information on the fortress and it's inhabitants (and prisoners such as Richard the Lionheart) and a picnic area. The view, however, is absolutely breathtaking and well worth the hike!

There's (paid) parking just a few minutes (as in: short but steep climb) away from the entrance but I suggest parking a bit further out and hiking to the fortress as the forest is tranquil and beautiful! In any case, Ladies, I recommend sneakers, no matter which option you pick.

You can buy snacks and souvenirs at the paid parking area but I suggest packing a picnic and making use of the fortress's picnic tables.
Written August 27, 2018
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juergen p
Thailand1,860 contributions
just on the way and just beautiful
Oct 2017 • Business
We have been on normal road and went from Pirmasens to Landay/Pfalz to avoid highways and passed by.... my wife could not resist to fly her drone and we had great time at this beautiful place. Also we have been impressed by "trifelsruh", a very special cemetery - a real quiet place for last peace !
The Trifelsburg is worth to see for sure - incredible stones in a beautiful forest !
Written October 29, 2017
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Traveller87987687
Bangkok, Thailand3,110 contributions
Childhood Memories
May 2017 • Couples
On my trip to retrace some childhood steps (and memories) we went to Rhineland-Palatinate where I spent several summer vacations 40 years prior. One of my oldest memories was me visiting Trifels castle with my parents. So for old times’ sake I revisited the place.

To my surprise, not a single thing looked familiar and so my recent visit was like being there for the first time. The only thing I did remember was the little hike from the parking lot to the castle. Very beautiful up a forest covered hill.

The castle is placed on a giant sand stone rock that is split into three large segments, hence the name: Trifels, which can be loosely translated as “three rocks”. From a distance the front part looks like the bow of a ship, protruding out of the otherwise dense forest.

The view from the top is great. Even though it was a rainy day we still enjoyed the sight.

Before driving up to the parking lot you will pass through a town called “Annweiler am Trifels”. Do some shopping there for snacks and drinks since there were no refreshments available in or around the castle by the time we visited.

If you want detailed information in your language about the castle, check out the www before your visit. Up there everything is in German only.
Written October 5, 2017
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Rhonda L
Little Rock, AR44 contributions
Worth the hike...
May 2017 • Couples
We were traveling thru Germany and saw the signs for Trifels Castle and decided.. why not? It was a beautiful drive to the Castle... parking was adequate the day we were there. It's quite the hike up to the top. Neat ruins to discover. It was cloudy and rainy the day we were there, but on a clear day the views would be amazing. Worth the stop!
Written May 18, 2017
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Jennifer259
Llanelli, UK362 contributions
What a Climb
Mar 2017 • Solo
What a hike. There is no easy way to visit Trefles Castle but to walk and climb the steep footpath from the valley below.

After the exhausting climb we reached the Castle. We learnt all about it’s historic past and the fact that Richard the Lion heart, King of England has once been imprisoned there.

A great deal of this Castle fell into decay but it has been rebuilt. Today it stands as an excellent example of Medieval German defensive
Architecture.
Written March 22, 2017
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Kandi W
Dahlonega, GA20 contributions
Hike in the snow
Jan 2017 • Couples
Nice brisk walk to the castle. Even though it will not open till late February the scenery was breathtaking and the photos endless. A great day to spend with my husband and get out and enjoy sunshine
Written January 19, 2017
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