The castle ruin Wegelnburg is located at 572 meters above sea level, elongated on a mountain ridge. It is the highest castle complex in the Palatinate with a panoramic view of the Palatinate Forest Northern Vosges Biosphere Reserve. The time of construction of the castle is largely unknown, but the building stock and forms of construction date back to the first half of the 13th century. The elongated fortification extends over three levels and was surrounded by a curtain wall. Only the remains of the mentioned curtain wall as well as the remains of gates, stairs and rock chambers are preserved.

Professional tips:


    • Season: May; September / October; also with snow e.g. in December
    • Time of day: 06:30 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.
    • Weather: Clouds with sun spots, fog
    • Lenses: 16-35 mm, 35 mm, 24-70 mm
    • Filter: Polarizing filter and gray gradient soft GND 16, GND 8
    • Tripod: Yes
    • Location: When you have reached the castle after about 2.8 km, go up the stairs, at the top of the first platform then turn right and take the narrow stairs up to the highest point.


Directions and location:

The best way is to drive via Dahn to Schönau and there to the parking lot in the middle of the village. From there a little bit up Wegelnburgerstr., where the signposts to Wegelnburg Castle (2,8 km) are already visible.

Coordinates: 49.06129, 7.78704



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