Dreiborn castle, built around 1300, is situated outside the village of the same name. At approx. 540 metres above sea-level, it is the highest castle in the Rhineland. Originally it was protected by a double moat. A part of the surrounding wall, the round corner tower, the work-yard and manor house date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.



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Founded: c.1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Augustus Eifel (www.wilde-eifel.eu) (3 months ago)
Wasserburg Dreiborn ? On the tops of the Eifel, the highest moated castle in the Rhineland ?? It was still missing, just around the corner from the Wildenburg and Reifferscheid Castle... if you imagine what was going on in the Eifel a few hundred years ago... will it be as (un)chivalrous again? Will the Robin Hoods ambush the SUV/Porsche again between Marmagen and Blankenheim for the purpose of redistribution in the feudal-capitalist system...? ?‍☠️ Definitely a great hidden castle, but not open to the public. A dog stops at the archway (but it looks very cute) ? You can't park directly either, which means that you have to hike a little dangerously over the country road (but this also resulted in some great pictures...) ?✌️ Stolen this royalty-free image from 1722 on the web, I always find it particularly impressive. Greetings from the wild Eifel - please visit my blog :-)
Peter Voorburg (9 months ago)
The lock is poorly visible from the public road and unfortunately not accessible to visitors. In short, you don't see much of it.
Family Grauer (10 months ago)
Once again a short break and a detour from the path.??
Jens Albrecht (12 months ago)
Very friendly and definitely worth a trip!
Sven (2 years ago)
Nice location, but in disrepair.
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