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“Worth a walk”
Review of Trifels Castle

Trifels Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Beijing, China
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a walk”
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.

Visited May 2013
Thank Dirk M
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reichsburg Trifels / Trifels Castle”
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. BUT the walk up from the car park is a bit of a climb if you're not a regular hill walker.

The toilets are not for the squeamish, but merely I got there on a bad day.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank chas h
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Bel Air
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A castle, A Story ( Robin Hood )”
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 Hood who steal from his uncle's castle to give to the poor..The castle is approximately 900 meters high, You can watch the whole city of Annweiler from a Binocular. I asked myself how squared woods of 50 meters were laid so high on it's roof? The king's golden crown exposed, together with various swords that still shine through the glass panes.We had to climb it up, was so funny that I even did't mind how much time it took to reach the top. We had lunch too over there. One thing is sure, we had lots of oxygen in our lungs from the green woods..Why don't some reviewers explain about it's magnificence? I don't have this opportunity to see one alike in my own country..Please, a visit better say on a sunday would be wonderful. Keep coins for Binocular...SJ

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Steve B
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
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 of the surrounding mountains and the Rhine Valley.

Visited July 2013
Thank Roamingbears
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Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Terrific Rendition”
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 perfect rendition of the original. Also, it's in a beautiful area which makes for a nice drive and walk. You can park very close to the castle (1.50 euro for parking) but then have to take about a 20 min hike up--not a bad walk at all. Nice restaurant in the parking lot and a little imbiss at the beginning of the trail as well. I'm always thankful for those places that offer English translations of the sites and not just German--none of that here. However, it was a nice way to enjoy a couple of hours on a perfect day. **No dogs allowed.

Visited May 2013
Thank GulliverTom
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