Reichenstein Castle, also called Falkenburg, is located above Trechtingshausen. The large construction is one of the spectacular examples of the castle reconstruction in neo-Gothic style. Reichenstein Castle, built in the 11th century, was owned by a robber-baron. Therefore it was destroyed in 1253 and again in 1282. It decayed since the 16th century.

In 1834 Friedrich Wilhelm von Barfuß started the reconstruction. Baron Kirsch Purcelli bought the castle in 1899 and continued generously the work of reconstruction. The shield wall is particularly noteworthy.

In the castle are to be found in addition to the largest collection of cast-iron plates in Rhineland-Palatinate 1200 hunting trophies from all over the world, weapons, arms, porcelain and furniture from five centuries.



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Founded: 1100
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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sharon charles (4 months ago)
This is the best castle tour we have been on. There is an audio tour that tells the history of the castle and the family in an interesting radio show type way. You can walk around the grounds and inside the furnished castle rooms. It was excellent!
Melissa Thresher (4 months ago)
This castle is beautiful. The rooms are comfortable and offer great views. The river view is spectacular The museum is awesome and you feel like you are walking through the our own castle so don't forget your tiara! Many beautiful photo opportunities! The restaurant serves delicious food and make sure you try their pumpkin soup (Kürbissuppe) as it is amazing. The entire staff is so kind and helpful and made our stay so wonderful. Make a reservation early!
Ashley Blankenship (4 months ago)
We went to an event here and it was absolutely perfect. The hotel room was clean with a great view and the staff was beyond nice. The room key even gave us access to explore the castle. Every member of the staff consistently made sure we were taken care of. Highly recommend for all events and even a short getaway.
Marcos Gallego Llorente (6 months ago)
Most beautiful castle in the Rhein. I spent three nights there due to a wedding, and what three nights! My room was quiet and perfect, the setting was idyllic, the attention from the employees was great, I couldn’t have been happier. The bride and groom were very pleased with how all turned out, too. Fully recommended!
YouKnow381195 (7 months ago)
We stayed in the onsite hotel rooms for a day. That is worth it if just for the novelty. It has nice modern rooms with great views and an interesting layout to fit the castle architecture. As for the museum itself, there's not too much to see. Although the nice views of the surrounding landscape (especially from the watchtower) and the impressive amount of antlers mounted on the walls do standout as highlights. It's worth a stop if you're passing by but maybe not as the main event.
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