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Moschellandsburg Castle ruins

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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.

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Open Jun 30, 2020 through Dec 31, 2060 from 00:00–23:45.
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Coordinates

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49.725256, 7.781045
DMS
49°43'30.9"N 7°46'51.8"E
UTM
32U 412145 5508797
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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
1.7 km
1:00 h
110 m
110 m
1.8 km
1:00 h
110 m
110 m
3 km
0:55 h
76 m
55 m
19.6 km
5:55 h
575 m
598 m
Top Multistage route Pfälzer Höhenweg Complete Trail
114.6 km
33:00 h
3,414 m
3,321 m
187.7 km
3:30 h
3,056 m
3,056 m
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Moschellandsburg Castle ruins

Landsbergstr. 8
67823 Obermoschel
Phone (0049) 6362 5681

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Thematic Trail · Pfalz
Geokulturpfad Obermoschel
Top easy
1.7 km
1:00 h
110 m
110 m

Der Geokulturpfad auf dem Landsberg lädt ein zum "Dazulernen", "Mitmachen", "Ausspannen" und "Spaß haben". Interaktive Erlebnisstationen erwarten ...

from Simon Lauchner,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Top easy
1.8 km
1:00 h
110 m
110 m

Auf dem Landsberg: "Dazulernen", "Mitmachen", "Ausspannen" und "Spaß haben". Interaktive Erlebnisstationen erwarten jung und alt und fordern zum ...

from BKK Pfalz,   BKK Pfalz
Thematic Trail · Donnersbergkreis
Weinlehrpfad am Seelberg
Top easy
3 km
0:55 h
76 m
55 m

Auf den Spuren des Pfalzweins, der auf Silbererz wächst und als Nahewein glänzt.

from Verbandsgemeinde Nordpfälzer Land,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Top moderate Stage 4
19.6 km
5:55 h
575 m
598 m

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4
from Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Long Distance Hiking · Pfälzer Bergland und Donnersberg
Pfälzer Höhenweg Complete Trail
Top difficult Multistage route open
114.6 km
33:00 h
3,414 m
3,321 m

The Pfälzer Höhenweg trail offers all kinds of variety, not just because the 112km long trail goes higher than any other trail in the Palatinate.

2
from Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Motor Bike · Rhineland-Palatinate
Durch die Alte Welt mit dem Motorrad
Top
187.7 km
3:30 h
3,056 m
3,056 m

Die Tour durch die hügelige Landschaft der Aten Welt verläuft überwiegend auf schmalen, verkehrsarmen Straßen mit fantastischen Ausblicken und ...

1
from Julia Bingeser,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
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