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: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Michael Phillips (3 years ago)
Not much to see in the Castle however the view's are spectacular. There is a very chic Restaurant also with world a world beating outlook over the Mosel. From the car park it's a very steep walk down and back. Not so far but quite a hard walk. There are only a handful of car spaces closer to the Castle with lots of signs about being fined for your illegal parking.
Scottie Lahven (3 years ago)
It is only the tower you can visit. They really ruined the place by putting a super modern restaurant in it. Good food ut fries were too salty. Husband liked them, though.
Matt Viel (3 years ago)
Food was great, view was better. Get the pork belly crisped to perfection. Climb the tower.
Gary Fuller (3 years ago)
Great view over the valley. Nice but steep hike up from town. Nice cafe with a great view.
Ryo O. (3 years ago)
Nice castle that is well kept with amazing views. Parts of the castle still require masks so don't forget that. Short walk to the castle with parking pretty close. Tower requires a one euro fee to climb but you can see all the same views from the main area but for one euro why not. There is one of those souvenir coin smashers there as well. My kids collect them so it is good to know when they are available. Will go back and try out the restaurant.
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