Ruppertstein Castle Ruins

Lemberg, Germany

Ruppertstein Castle history began in 1198 with the purchase by Count Henry I of Zweibrücken of the hill on which it was built. Little is known of the castle, which was probably built in the 13th century. It was either destroyed in 1525 during the Palatine Peasants' War or had been allowed to fall into ruins by then.

Around 1900 a stone stairway was built on the rocks in order to reach the terrace of the rock on which the castle stood, in order to use it as a viewing point. This stone stairway was refurbished in 2007 by the Pirmasens-Land municipal authorities. A wooden stairway may originally have been used to access the castle.

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

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bimbo 57 (20 months ago)
Joachim Dehm (21 months ago)
Peter Gummersheimer (2 years ago)
Super Aussicht über den Wasgau (Richtung Altdahn) und den Pfälzerwald.
روضان الحماد (2 years ago)
الأوقات الجميله برفقة العائله في وسط الطبيعه الخلابه
Michael Hochreuter (2 years ago)
Eigentlich ein wunderschöner Aussichtspunkt der zu einer Rast einläd. Leider ist der Ruppertstein bereits seit dem Frühjahr 2017 wegen brütender Falken gesperrt und wurde bisher auch nicht wieder geöffnet (Stand 04/2018)
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