Trifels Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate by EuroTourData

Trifels Castle is the restored ruins of the rock castle, built around 1073 for nobles of the House of Reginbodonen and in 1113 became the imperial castle.

Eastern view of Trifels Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate

Trifels Castle history

The most famous prisoner at Triefels Castle was the King Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart, who was captured in 1192 on his way home from the Third Crusade at Erdberg near Vienna and handed over to Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor. Also in the castle was imprisoned between 1206 and 1207 Archbishop of Cologne Bruno IV von Sayn. In 1602, the castle was largely destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning. In the first half of the Thirty Years' War, the ruins of the castle served as a refuge until they were finally abandoned in 1635 after an outbreak of the plague.

Trifels castle is owned by the Rhineland-Palatinate General Directorate for Cultural Heritage (in German Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz).

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Trifels Castle tabular data
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
German name Reichsburg Trifels
Type Rock castle
Subtype Imperial castle
Condition Restored ruins
Entrance fee € 4.5
Opening hours March 15 to October 31 from Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from to CEST UTC+02:00 or CET UTC+01:00
Owner Rhineland-Palatinate General Directorate for Cultural Heritage
Viaf ID 316593439
Street address
K2 72
Postal code 76829
Town Annweiler am Trifels
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Country Germany
Latitude 49.19660
Longitude 7.97848
GeoNames ID 12519733
Plus code 8FX95XWH+J9

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