Landshut Castle Ruins

Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

The ruins of Landshut Castle loom over Bernkastel. Archbishop Heinrich von Vinstingen and his successor, Boemund, are said to be responsible for the construction of the castle in 1277. They were the ones who gave the castle its name, 'Landshut', which it is still known by today. The castle, along with all of its treasures, was destroyed by a fire in 1692. However, it is still possible to climb the castle tower. In the inner courtyard of the castle there is a restaurant and a café. The ruins are surrounded by various paths, offering visitors a range of leisurely hiking routes. The Hunsrück mountain range with its deep forests and gorges is also easy to reach from here and well worth exploring.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Grant Wendland (10 months ago)
A worthwhile trek from the market square to see this stunning vantage point. Great sunset views.
Paddy Johnsson (11 months ago)
There's a great view from these castle ruins over the Mosel the wine stocks and the area. From the parking lot it is a 230 meter walk. The restaurant is closed for now, but there's grill outside with sausages and cold drinks. Access to the toilet is €0,70 - the toilets look new and are clean. So it's OK I guess.
Malte Will (11 months ago)
Beautiful views over the Mosel and excellent access as parking is just in front of the building (for handicapped). Others can walk a 200m path in-between the vineyards to get to the ruins.
Adrianell Poteet Sorrels (13 months ago)
Beautiful views of the valley, pretty cool castle. You can climb the keep to the top. Restaurant is closed from COVID, but the trails are nice to walk to the waterfall and small chapel just down from the castle. Good parking at the castle too.
Bill hussle (15 months ago)
Castle is well preserved also has a great view of the town and the mosel river.
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