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“What a Climb”
Review of Trifels Castle

Trifels Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 22 March 2017

What a hike. There is no easy way to visit Trefles Castle but to walk and climb the steep footpath from the valley below.

After the exhausting climb we reached the Castle. We learnt all about it’s historic past and the fact that Richard the Lion heart, King of England has once been imprisoned there.

A great deal of this Castle fell into decay but it has been rebuilt. Today it stands as an excellent example of Medieval German defensive
Architecture.

Thank Jennifer259
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice brisk walk to the castle. Even though it will not open till late February the scenery was breathtaking and the photos endless. A great day to spend with my husband and get out and enjoy sunshine

Thank Kandi W
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

An interesting castle where Richard the Lionheart was once held. More than half was rebuilt and added in the 19th and 20th century, but very much in style of the original. From the top you have a magnificent view of the surroundings and in one of the rooms you can watch an informative documentary about the history of the castle.
There's a spacious car park below. A 20 minute walk through the woods leads to the castle (a rather steep climb).

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to visit this place because King Richard the lionhearted was imprisoned here in 1193 and being an enthusiast on the subject I had to see the place. However I thought information on the topic was sadly lacking. We could not even find out exactly where the Lionheart was held. There are just rooms after rooms - all of them mostly empty and without a story to tell.
That aside, the castle is an excellent vantage point with breathtaking views all around. The trek up to the site is not really what I'd call tough but the elderly may want to consider. My mother is 71 and she managed comfortably.

1  Thank Roopkatha
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a nice restored castle. Not too terrible of a hike to the top. Beautiful scenery at the top. There are toilets at the top, but no food or beverage options. Admission to the castle as well both the hotel restaurant and the little snack shop at the base are cash only. There is no ATM nearby, so be sure to bring cash. And you pay to park, I think it was 4 or 5 Euros. The inside of the castle itself was nice, but all the explanations and plaques are in German only and there is no option for an English audioguide or anything like that. So do your own research on the history of the Castle ahead of time.

3  Thank Wren315
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