Blumenstein Castle Ruins

Palatinate Forest, Germany

Blumenstein Castle is a castle ruin in the Palatinate Forest probably constructed in the first half of the 13th century as part of a line of defensive castles along the Alsatian border. The castle was first mentioned in 1332 in connection with knight Anselm from Batzendorf near Blumenstein. After a feud with the House of Fleckenstein in 1347, the knight was banished from the castle.

About 1350, the counts of Zweibrücken had one quarter of the castle, the House of Dahn owned the rest. Blumenstein castle was probably destroyed in the German Peasants' War in 1525. The ruin passed from the counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg to the landgraves of Hesse, then to the bishopric of Speyer and finally to the state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

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

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Karin Schaefer (7 months ago)
Schöne Ruine, begehbar. Gut zu erreichen.
Reuven Debkberg (9 months ago)
nice view and walking
Elie Dumas (11 months ago)
Belle randonnée ! La ruine est petite mais belle.
Elke Schäfer (11 months ago)
Ein Aufstieg der sich wirklich lohnt. Herrlicher Blick über ein Meer von Bäumen. Sehenswert außer den verwinkelten kleinen Burggemächern ist das Muster im roten Bundsandsteinfelsen auf dem die Burg erbaut wurde. Sowohl für Wanderer, als auch für Radsportler sehr gut zu erreichen. Parkraum ist an der Straße zwischen Schönau und Gebüg genügend vorhanden.
Anneliese Geiss (12 months ago)
Vom Wanderparkplatz aus gut zu erreichen. Die Ruine ist schon sehenswert, wie sie auf den Felsen steht....ein schöner Platz
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