Dagstuhl Castle Ruins

Dagstuhl, Germany

Dagstuhl Castle ruins overlooks the newer Schloss Dagstuhl in the valley below, which is historic but has been converted for use as a conference centre. The castle was founded by Knight Boemund of Saarbrücken sometime before 1290, probably for Bohemond I von Warnesberg, Archbishop of Trier. The name derives from the German word for roof, 'Dach', because of the roof-like shape of the hill on which the castle stands.The castle ruins have been archaeologically explored and were improved for public access in 2004.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Lori Levin (11 months ago)
Great 12th century ruins. You can just hike to it. No tickets needed.
Valentin Schwind (2 years ago)
Best location for computer scientists to meet in the middle of nowhere.
Przemysław Romańczyk (3 years ago)
Nice castles ruins. Near parking. Good view from top.
Jennifer Blasius (5 years ago)
Burgruine im Wald gelegen, wie es früher so war, geht der Weg immer bergauf. Schöne Aussicht auf Wadern. Eintritt frei. Toll zum erkunden mit Kindern. Unterhalb liegt Schloß Dagstuhl mit Kapelle, diese mit wunderschöner historischer Ausmalung von Gräfin Oktavie de Lasalle von Luisenthal! Schloßgarten sehr schön angelegt, gehört zu den Gärten ohne Grenzen. Einfach selber erkunden. Meist ist man allein, ausser beim Mittelalter Spektakel, dies hat einen kleinen Markt, viele Mitmach Stationen für Kinder und klasse Konzerte!
Henning Schulzrinne (6 years ago)
Small castle, but helpful explanations.
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