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Review of Trifels Castle

Trifels Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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.

2  Thank Kent W
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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 Castle after reading that it's famous as the site where King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart) was imprisoned after he was captured by Duke Leopold V of Austria near Vienna in December 1192 on his return from the Third Crusade. According to legend, Richard was found and freed by the trobador Blondel de Nesle - in fact, he was released for an enormous ransom. The present-day castle is in large parts not true to the medieæval original. It is characterized by a large well tower outside the ring wall, linked to the castle by a bridge. The surrounding rocky landscape is a popular venue for mountaineers. What this means to you is be prepared to walk uphill for a good thirty minutes if you park at the restaurant. You also have the option to park at the bottom of the mountain and select one of the many trails to the top for a good long hike.

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