Above Obermoschel, the smallest town in the Palatinate, the Moschellandsburg, also known as Landsberg Castle, sits enthroned with its keep, which can be seen from afar.
It was probably built in the 12th century by Nahegau Count Emich I. Work began to expand and convert it into a state Renaissance palace under the rule of Palatinate-Zweibrücken. In the period that followed, the castle was besieged several times but escaped destruction. In the Thirty Years' War, the castle initially fell into Spanish hands, before the Swedes and Croats arrived. As was often the case, the French finished off the castle, and in 1689 they destroyed it irrevocably.
The enormous shield wall with rusticated ashlars from the 12th and 13th century is well worth seeing, as are the remnants of the palace, gate tower, curtain wall, stable building and well.
Tip: Medieval spectacle in June.
Open Jun 30, 2020 through Dec 31, 2060 from 00:00–23:45.