Waldeck Castle Ruins

Kemnath, Germany

Waldeck Castle was first mentioned in 1124. It was owned by the Landgraves of Leuchtenberg, who sold the castle in 1283 to Duke Ludwig of Bavaria. In the Spanish War of Succession, the castle was besieged by imperial troops , taken in October 1704 and demolished by order of Emperor Joseph I. Although the castle was rebuilt, it was burned down in 1794 and since then has been ruined. Since 1982, the ruins have been excavated and restored.

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Unnamed Road, Kemnath, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Chris Piehler (6 months ago)
We had a great time with our boys
Ava Rogers (7 months ago)
This was my absence favorite castle ruins in Bavaria thus far. Great hike, easy for kids, and stunning views!!
Edward (7 months ago)
Nice place to visit.
Scott (7 months ago)
Fun ruin. With a great view!
Adam Wiener (14 months ago)
This very well maintained site of castle ruins is well preserved now and offers a lot. Aside from stunning 360 degree views of the area there is lots of information about the castle history, area history, and nature/geology. Beware though, the hike from parking is fairly steep and a short ways so not for the immobile person.
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