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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Klapphorn (11 months ago)
We reached the Blumenstein ruins via the «Dachsweg» circular hiking trail. The ruins can be easily climbed via an external staircase. It offers a beautiful all-round view, highly recommended! In front of the stairs there is a picnic bench and table, both of which appear to date from when the castle was built.
Udo Räther (12 months ago)
When you stand in front of this solitary, huge rock, you cannot believe that this time was a castle. Then you go around the rock, see a staircase, climb up and be overwhelmed.
mirror of reality (2 years ago)
The Blumenstein castle ruins are a very beautiful rune in the middle of the forest. The ruins are on the Sagenweg. It is definitely worth a visit. You have a great view of the surroundings and the forest.
Fallout Girl (2 years ago)
Easy to walk to!
Viktor Krieger (2 years ago)
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