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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Stephan Lauinger (10 months ago)
Great lookout rock with little remains of a castle.
Klaus Fink (10 months ago)
Nice easy hike. Interesting rock with a great view.
Jess Strebel (11 months ago)
Brilliant outlook! Fascinating landscape! Hikers get their money's worth on the Arius Tour! A MUST for lovers of the Palatinate Forest.
Paulius Paulius (11 months ago)
Wanderfull view
Achim Schulz (12 months ago)
Very nice vantage point right up on the Ruppertfelsen. With bench and table and great trees. Was once a castle ... ??
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