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Burg Kastellaun

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Mitten im Stadtkern gelegen, erhebt sich auf steilem Fels die Ruine der Sponheimer Burg. Hier gibt es für Groß und Klein einiges zu entdecken und erleben.
In the middle of the old center of Kastellaun there is an ancient building: Kastellaun Castle!

The castle and with it the town of Kastellaun were first mentioned in documents in the early 13th century.
The castle belonged to the Counts of Sponheim, who, however, had their ancestral seat near Bad Kreuznach.
The Sponheimers only resided in Kastellaun under Simon II in the 14th century. Two centuries later, Margrave Eduard Fortunatus von Baden chose the Kastellaun castle as a temporary residence. In the Palatinate War of Succession, the castle was destroyed in 1689.
In the 18th century, Kastellaun and its castle ruins fell under French rule, which lasted until 1815.
Then Kastellaun was part of the Prussian Rhine Province.

In 1884 the city acquired the castle ruins and carried out an initial restoration.
At the end of the 20th century there was another major renovation.
Today Kastellaun Castle again raises defiant walls into the sky.

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Open Jul 17, 2020 through Mar 31, 2021 from Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 08:00–22:00 .
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Updated: November 04, 2020

Coordinates

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50.071170, 7.438790
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50°04'16.2"N 7°26'19.6"E
UTM
32U 388280 5547711
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Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
25.6 km
6:30 h
407 m
424 m
180.4 km
45:37 h
4,258 m
4,219 m
58.4 km
5:00 h
734 m
1,104 m
39.3 km
3:00 h
174 m
289 m
14.7 km
5:00 h
716 m
552 m
194.3 km
59:54 h
5,361 m
5,771 m
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Burg Kastellaun

Burg Kastellaun
56288 Kastellaun
Phone (0049) 6762 407 214 Fax (0049) 6762 408 739

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Top moderate
25.6 km
6:30 h
407 m
424 m

Der Hunsrückhöhenweg führt von Boppard am Rhein durch das Baybachtal zur Burgstadt Kastellaun und weiter durch das Hahnenbachtal bis zur Nahe.

from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Top difficult Stage 21
17.7 km
6:00 h
542 m
742 m

The leg offers an exciting switch from open landscape with great views to the deeply cut gorges of Frankweiler Bach and Baybach.

1
from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Hiking Trail · Hunsrück
Hunsrückhöhenweg
Top moderate
180.4 km
45:37 h
4,258 m
4,219 m

Auf dem Hunsrückhöhenweg wandern wir durch bizarre Täler und über weite Hunsrückhöhen mit beeindruckenden Panoramen vom Rhein über den Hunsrück ...

from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
moderate
25.7 km
2:00 h
41 m
201 m

Über den Schinderhannes-Radweg vom Campingplatz Mühlenteich in Lingerhahn über Kastellaun nach Simmern.

from Thomas Biersch,   Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein - Zentrum am Park
Bicycle Rides · Hunsrück
Hunsrück-Moselle cycle trail
Top moderate
58.4 km
5:00 h
734 m
1,104 m

The Hunsrück-Moselle cycle trail is the ideal trail to take you over the Hunsrück Heights onto the Moselle valley.  It leads from Hahn Airport ...

from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
easy
13.9 km
1:00 h
26 m
51 m

Kurze Tour vom Bahnhof Pfalzfeld nach Kastellaun über den Schinderhannes-Radweg

from Thomas Biersch,   Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein - Zentrum am Park
Top moderate
39.3 km
3:00 h
174 m
289 m

The Schinderhannes cycle path is a winding, flat route over the wide Hunsrück heights.   

6
from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Top difficult
19.2 km
5:00 h
612 m
592 m

Der Hunsrückhöhenweg führt von Boppard am Rhein durch das Baybachtal zur Burgstadt Kastellaun und weiter durch das Hahnenbachtal bis zur Nahe.

from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Top moderate Stage 20
14.7 km
5:00 h
716 m
552 m

The leg is characterised by wild, silent valleys lined with streams but also a brief trip to the Middle Ages and some rocky sections provide ...

5
from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
moderate
194.3 km
59:54 h
5,361 m
5,771 m

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