Dilsberg Castle Fortress

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Dilsberg Castle Fortress

Dilsberg Castle Fortress
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Dilsberg Fortress Ruins are known for their sweeping 360° views of the Neckar Valley and the Odenwald forest. The other Highlight is found lower down: a subterranean passageway in the depths of the wall.
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aa4hprsc
Schriesheim, Germany5 contributions
Amazing views!
Mar 2020
great little town in Germany. the castle is a lovely little place to enjoy a family outing. Small restaurants nearby with great regional food and super low prices. and easy drive from Heidelberg, Germany - another lovely place to visit!
Written February 26, 2021
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K.O
Chester, UK38 contributions
Very small town but worth visiting
Aug 2019 • Family
The town is high up in the hills so only accessible by car really. It is also a very steep drive.
There isn’t much in this town- a small church that you can’t really go inside but looks pretty through the glass door that you can go through.
To visit the fortress ruins I think it’s around €5 per person which seems to be a bit steep due to the fact that there isn’t much to see there. You can climb up the tower though and along part of a wall.
The town is pretty but something to watch out for is that a lot of cars came down the only two narrow roads so if you do go here it’s something to be aware of.
Written September 1, 2019
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drvamsi27
Hyderabad, India12 contributions
Cool hike for lazy weekend
Oct 2018 • Friends
Take ur time in the hike, either by foot or by cycle. Go in groups. Enjoy the autumn :-)

But more importantly, pack ur food along. U won't get much in the town.

Written November 7, 2018
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Adrian F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia115 contributions
Quaint little village in a castle
Sep 2017 • Solo
The charming little town of Dilsberg is literally located within the outer walls of the Dilsberg Castle, and has a couple of churches, interesting shops and cafes, and well-preserved half-timbered houses to view. The main Dilsberg Castle ruins are located within the town's perimeter, behind the old town hall, and entrance to the ruins' grounds and tower is not free (price: 2 EUR for adults, 1 EUR for kids/reduced fare). I did not go inside, so I can't comment much about it.

You can access the town by car (there is a carpark just outside the town's walls), or by hiking. I took the latter, which took about 30-35 mins starting from Neckarsteinach train station, across the Neckarsteinach lock (Schleuse Neckarsteinach) and through a well-signposted forested trail which was relatively easy to scale without much steep slopes.

All in all, it was an interesting trip where you can easily spend about an hour or so exploring. If you have time, I would highly recommend including a hike to the other castles in Neckarsteinach, namely Hinterburg and Schadeck, which may take a further 40-45 mins hike from Dilsberg through the town of Neckarsteinach itself.
Written September 10, 2017
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Carolina B
Calgary, Canada28 contributions
Fair-tale village
Jul 2016 • Friends
Dilsberg is like a little village from a fairytale story. Its cobblestone streets, the little houses and shops are just idyllic. It is very worth is for a short little visit.
Written June 14, 2017
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tomickj
Horsham, UK87 contributions
Fabulous
May 2017 • Friends
This landmark is well worth the visit. It has spectacular 360 degree views of the Necker Valley. However the roads are very steep and cobbled, wheelchair access would be difficult. Climbing the tower is well worth the effort. A 'must do' visit if one is in the area.
Written May 4, 2017
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gourmet_ou_gourmand
Manchester, UK262 contributions
nice little town for a short visit
Apr 2017 • Couples
A very nice little town with castle ruins, timber wood houses and a great view over the Neckar river.
Written April 10, 2017
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nuboy
San Francisco, CA329 contributions
A quaint old town
Oct 2016 • Friends
A local friend took me to this quaint old town not too far away from Heidelberg. Up on a hilltop, there are places (eg behind the grave yard) in the town where one can get a good view of the Neckar valley.

Don't miss the castle. You will get a breathtaking view of the region.
Written November 5, 2016
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Ger O
Kilkenny, Ireland166 contributions
Charming hilltop Citadel near Heidelberg
Aug 2016 • Couples
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dilsberg Citadel. It is located between the towns of Neckargemund and Neckarsteinbach. If you drive from one to the other you will see it high up in the Black Forest with its distinctive walls surrounding the town. There is no traffic allowed in this town and you must park outside the gates. The cobbled streets and little houses are charming and we highly recommend a detour to Dilsberg if you are in the area and have about 2 hours to spare. We loved visiting the church and atttached tiny graveyard from which there is a fabulous view. Don't forget to visit the little shop on the left as you walk through the town gates and the chocolatier on the right. Both well worth a visit.
Written August 27, 2016
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Annaliese62
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand229 contributions
Read the reviews here and was inspired
Nov 2015 • Couples
We decided to take a drive today to explore Dilsberg as a day trip from my clinic stay near Heidelberg. It's a lovely little secret and serene place with stunning views, but be warned its not disability friendly or very practical for families with young children. It was very difficult to use my Rollator on the very large cobblestones and I noticed people using strollers having similar problems. I would have loved to get up to the castle but the roads were too steep . I've managed many Aldstadts in my time, but this seemed like the least accessible . However , you'll find some delightful little cafes and wine bars in the narrow streets, perfect for a Sunday afternoon outing.
Written November 8, 2015
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