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Address: Am Berg, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Great view of the city

Not much of a ruin but a nice hike and a great view. Take this tour with the church and it will be much better. The whole town is worth a visit with good restaurants and plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Landstuhl, Germany
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Landstuhl, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much of a ruin but a nice hike and a great view. Take this tour with the church and it will be much better. The whole town is worth a visit with good restaurants and plenty of souvenirs to take home. A good activity on a rainy or sunny day.

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The castle is perched on the top of a rocky outcropping above a sheer cliff, below is the famous Feslen Church. The walk up to the castle is really pretty and not too difficult with a nicely paved walkway the whole distance. I wish they had added description in English to their interpretive marker. Take the extra time to walk... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We visited Burg Bosselstein after climbing the stairs to see the Church built inside the rock/cave. The walk is a slow steady incline up a hill with switch backs so you don't get too worn out. There were a few spots to rest along the way for those who need the break. The castle is definately worth seeing. If you... More 

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Thank RoadTrippre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

If your Looking for something to do around the baumholder/idar oberstein area. We went here on a Saturday (during the summer). It's a nice "hike", but make sure you were walking/running shoes. Something comfortable, I made the mistake of wearing vans.

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Thank s14mike14
Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice hike to the ruins of this castle, which is just below Schloss Oberstein. Worth a look if you are hiking up the hill.

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Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is worth a view from below, a view from above and a walk to the grounds. It is a charming little castle ruin on the side of a mountain!

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Thank DrPeggy2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With the use of your imagination and the information panel you can really see how it was before. Just a small detour on your way from the Felsenkirche to the castle above.

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Thank Marinka H
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Took the well worth-it long climb to the top and quite enjoyed the story of the two brothers fighting over one maiden. Not sure if true but quite imaginable. Stairs/steps can be steep and uneven at times so walk carefully. The view from top is magnificent looking down on Idar-Oberstein. Very picturesque!

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Thank Sherry D
Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Longer walk, but still beautiful views and surroundings. Always worth it to visit the architecture in Germany!

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Thank renae0228
Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The walk to the old castle is very nice especially on a warm day. Unfortunately the way is not to easy to walk for little children. Don't forget to enjoy the view.

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