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

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Pfalz Momente (2 months ago)
The Ruppertstein is closely linked to the history of Lemberg Castle. It once carried a watchtower, an outwork of Lemberg Castle. The Ruppertstein is mentioned in a document from 1198 as Ruprechtisberg and was handed over to Count Heinrich I together with the Gutienberg for planting purposes. A few natural stone steps lead up to the secured rock plateau of the Ruppertstein. From up here you have a fantastic view of the Trifels, as well as the Altdahn castle massif and the mountains of the woodland communities of Leimen and Clausen with Ruppertsweiler in the foreground. Please note ⬇️ Since falcons like to breed here, the plateau may be closed in spring so as not to endanger the falcon brood.
Roland Ryba (7 months ago)
Jedno z ciekawszych miejsc na szlaku Skala z w wwjsciem na nia i panorama Mozna na szczycie odpoczac na laweczkach i podziwiac widok
Claudia Maus (2 years ago)
It's just a staircase with a viewpoint, not a castle! From the top you have a beautiful view over the country. At the bottom of the rock there is a large seating area to take a break.
Stephan Lauinger (3 years ago)
Great lookout rock with little remains of a castle.
Klaus Fink (3 years ago)
Nice easy hike. Interesting rock with a great view.
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