PHOTO SPOTS

The West Palatinate has many beautiful viewpoints that are ideal as a nice photo opportunity. Find out here where you can discover such places and let yourself be enchanted by the view.
Falkenstein Castle

Falkenstein Castle

Falkenstein Castle on Donnersberg, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is still in ruins today. The remains of towers, walls and the cistern make impressive motifs that are worth photographing.

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Lichtenberg Castle

Lichtenberg Castle

Lichtenberg Castle near Thallichtenberg in Kuseler Land is one of the longest castle ruins in Germany. The castle complex is still used in a variety of ways and offers an impressive photo opportunity with the completely preserved and accessible keep.

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Karlstal Gorge

Karlstal Gorge

The Karlstal Gorge near Trippstadt offers beautiful, varied photo opportunities with its small waterfalls, rapids and rock formations. Particularly well-known is the pavilion on a small rock plateau in the middle of the stream of the Moosalbe, which is accessible via various paths and bridges designed by the famous landscape gardener Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell.

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Rauhfels Rock

Rauhfels Rock

The Rauhfels Rock on Kleiner Rauhberg near Spirkelbach is an imposing rock reef that offers both photo opportunities of the surrounding rocks and of the rock formation itself.

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Herzogplatz

Herzogplatz

Herzogplatz in Zweibrücken is lined with impressive baroque buildings, which today include house the city administration. Due to its location on the Schwarzbach and the neighboring Hallplatz with the König-Ludwig-Brunnen, this creates a beautiful photo opportunity.

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Luitpold tower

Luitpold tower

This observation tower on the Weißenberg near the Hermersbergerhof offers a wide view, among other things into Alsace. Great panoramic photos can be taken from the viewing platform.

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Erdekaut

Erdekaut

After the mining operations were shut down, the Erdekaut landscape park, which is now striking, developed on the site near Eisenberg. A great variety of flora and fauna can be photographed here, which are reflected in the water.

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Mehlinger Heath

Mehlinger Heath

Originally, the Mehlinger Heath area was used as a training site. Only after the withdrawal of the armed forces was today's very species-rich nature reserve, which is one of the largest heathlands in southern Germany.

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Hochstein Rock

Hochstein Rock

The Hochstein near Dahn is a rock group in the Dahner Felsenland that is popular with climbers. But photographers also get their money's worth here and are rewarded with impressive nature photographs and a far-reaching view.

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Wegelnburg Castle

Wegelnburg Castle

The Wegelnburg is the highest castle in the Palatinate. Due to its proximity to the French border, it offers an interesting photo opportunity with other castles both in the West Palatinate and in France.

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Villa Denis

Villa Denis

Together with the Diemerstein Castle ruins in the background, Villa Denis in Diemerstein near Frankenstein offers an attractive photo opportunity - not only for architecture lovers.

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Remigiusberg

Remigiusberg

The Remigiusberg is located in the county of Kusel and is home to the Remigius chapel and the old provostry as well as the Michelsburg Castle. Here, the interplay of secular and ecclesiastical buildings can be photographically staged.

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Zellertal

Zellertal

The Zellertal is a sub-region of the West Palatinate characterized by viticulture. The slopes with the grapevines in connection with the Zellertal Memorial, which can be seen from afar, form a great photo opportunity.

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Ruppertstein Rock

Ruppertstein Rock

Almost nothing is left of the former castle on the Ruppertfelsen near Lemberg. Nonetheless, the rock offers a good view and is very suitable as a beautiful photo subject for panoramic shots.

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Hexenklamm

Hexenklamm

The rock gorge "Hexenklamm" near Gersbach/Pirmasens is now a registered natural monument. Many small waterfalls and rock washouts offer interesting photo motifs with a varied play of light and shadow.

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Rock hiking trail Rodalben

Rock hiking trail Rodalben

A photo motif on the rock hiking trail near Rodalben is the so-called bear cave, the largest natural sandstone cave in the Palatinate. During a hike, many other great motifs, such as waterfalls and caves, can be discovered and photographed.

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City hall Kaiserslautern

City hall Kaiserslautern

The town hall of the city of Kaiserslautern now stands on part of the site of the former Kaiserpfalz castle. From the 21st floor you can take panoramic photos over the roofs of the city - from Betzenberg in the south to far into Landstuhler Bruch.

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Strecktalpark

Strecktalpark

This extensive park was built on a former industrial wasteland in Pirmasens. Outdoor exhibits of the Science Center Dynamikum in connection with the former shoe factory "Rheinberger" in the background of the park enable great photo motifs in the landscape park close to the city.

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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern is the largest enclosed garden of its kind in Europe. Whether tea house, pond or moss and rock gardens - there are many exotic and Far Eastern photo opportunities here.

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Verena Chapel

Verena Chapel

The Verena Chapel in Mittelbrunn, which dates from the late Middle Ages, is only preserved today as a ruin. With the well-preserved scabbard arches, it offers a great historical photo motif that one would expect to find in Ireland or Scotland.

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