Wilenstein Castle

Trippstadt, Germany

Wilenstein Castle is one of the oldest fortresses of the Pfalz. As early as the middle of the 12th century there is information concerning the sovereigns of Wilenstein. During the Thirty Years' War the castle was so seriously damaged that it was declared uninhabitable in 1664. In the 1950s extensive restoration and conservation work was performed. The upper castle, whose reconstruction work is often considered inappropriate, now serves as school vacation centre.

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L500, Trippstadt, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Burgenfahnder (2 years ago)
Burg Wilenstein wird 1174 erstmals urkundlich erwähnt und war nach dem 30-jährigen Krieg bis 1960 als Ruine bekannt. Heute ist sie ein Schullandheim und Begegnungsstätte von Schulklassen, Jugend- und Familienfreizeiten und Chören und Orchestern. Einen Teil der Burg /Ruinen kann man auch heute noch besichtigen und ein Aufstieg lohnt sich allemal… Zur Burg kommt man mit dem Auto oder zu Fuß. Entweder vor der Klug’schen Mühle dem ausgeschilderten Weg folgen oder vor der Mühle links geht ein schmaler Pfad erst über ein paar Stufen und dann über Waldboden, Wurzeln und Felssteine hinauf. Der andere Weg für “gut zu Fußgänger” führt von Mittelhammer ein Stück links neben dem Bach Kaltenborn links hinauf. Zwischen Dornen, Wurzeln, Felsen und Steinstufen führt ein schmaler Pfad auf die Rückseite der Burg und endet an der eisernen Fluchttreppe. Von hier hat man ein wunderbaren Blick auf einen Teil der Schlucht. Nun geht es gegen den Uhrzeigersinn vorne zur Burg zum Eingang vorbei an Felsen die aus der Mauer hervorspringen und wohl zum verbotenen Klettern einladen wie ein Schild vermuten lässt. Der erste Eingang führt ins Schullandheim und um die nächste Ecke dann in die Reste der Ruine mit ihren Mauerresten. Neben dem Eingang ging es in den Unteren und darüber auf einen Vorsprung in den oberen Teil der Burg, beides ist nicht von Außen begehbar. Hinter der Burg führt eine Treppe mit einer Gittertür in den Burghof… ...und schon ist man wieder an der Stahltreppe. Hinunter geht es diesmal links von der Einfahrt in richtung Klug’sche Mühle.
Ani Be (3 years ago)
Wir waren mit unserem Verein dort und die Kinder fanden es toll.
Dasgeht Dichgarnixan (3 years ago)
Sehr einfach. Im Sommer ganz nett. Bei schlechtem Wetter nicht so der Hit. Innen düster und renovierungsbedürftig.
Jeremy Dirk Lang (3 years ago)
Es ist eine große sehr saubere Anlage. Direkt angeschlossen ein großer Parkplatz. Die Burg befindet sich in einem guten Zustand. Perfektes Ambiente wer es Mittelalterlich mag. Küche ist einen gutem Zustand und geeignet für große Gruppen. Im Burghof ist viel Platz für Abendliche Spiele.
Misty Bourlart (5 years ago)
This was a wonderful site for a medieval weekend. The castle is gorgeous on the outside and wonderfully cozy within. The area around the site is absolutely beautiful and invites you to take a hike to explore. The interieur of the hostel includes a rather surprisingly well equipped kitchen and many comfortable bedrooms. The only negative to this site for group gatherings is that, from what our event organizers told us, the staff do not speak anything besides German which made it a little difficult as we're a rather international bunch. We will almost certainly come back here for future events!
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