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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J Moser (15 months ago)
Excellent view
my fongle (15 months ago)
nice for one day trip
Anita DeLuca (16 months ago)
We would have loved to enjoy the view from the castle. At the moment, only patrons of the restaurants are allowed to enter the court area. Unfortunately, the security guard was extremely rude to communicate this.
Frederik Schulz (2 years ago)
Stunning view from the castle and in particular from the top of the main tower. Food is very good.
Bob Riksheim (2 years ago)
A well managed and thoughtfully restored slice of history. Fantastic views of Klingenmuenster and surrounding landscape.
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