Like most of the castles in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Landeck Castle was built in approximately 1200. It served probably the function of protecting the nearby Klingenmünster monastery. The first documental reference to Landeck Castle was made in 1237.

In the period around 1500 there were castle administrators from the Kurpfalz, the bishop of Speyer and the counts of Zweibrücken. At the end of the 15th century extensive work was done at Landeck Castle. During the Peasants’ War in 1525 it was damaged, but obviously quickly repaired.

In 1570 there was again a change in ownership. After the dying out of the Zweibrücken-Bitch lineage their share of the castle went to the Kurpfalz. It was not until 1709 that the Electors succeded in owning the entire property of Landeck Castle, when the Speyer bishopric gave up the remaining quarter by exchange. The Kurpfalz remained the only owner until the French Revolution. In the 1960’s the castle was extensively restored.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Lisa Marie Tschritter (20 months ago)
I absolutely love this castle, I have been here so many times and always enjoyed visiting this place. It’s very beautiful inside and out. There’s a restaurant, a little museum, and you can see many different villages from this castle. It’s also free to visit.
Paul Rautio (20 months ago)
Wonderful views, great place for a picnic
Gopinath Khatokar (2 years ago)
Nice food and very good view from top of the restaurant...
David Levy (2 years ago)
Great view, not huge castle, interesting to visit and take a walk in the forest around it. Nice spot to eat/drink something and get some good air
Alex Pressl (2 years ago)
Really nice view over the rhine Valley. The food is much better than one can expect in such a touristic place.
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