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Замок имел две функции, которые будут обсуждаться здесь подробно в Высоком Средневековье. Trifels был 1125 на 1298 места временного хранения драгоценностей короны! 1125 Кайзер Генрих V определил, что ... more »The castle had two functions that will be discussed in detail here in the high middle ages. Trifels was 1125 in 1298 temporary storage places the Crown jewels! 1125 Kaiser Heinrich V found that signs should be posted at Trifels after his death. Among them are the Crown, ORB, two Empires Swords, Hazel Grouse, Alba, capes, skirts, pants, shoes, gloves, ring, belt and spurs. In addition, there are some relics, like a piece of the Holy Cross, a nail was beaten by Jesus on the cross, John the Baptist and others. The monks of the monastery of Ojsertal' care sacred parts in the chapel of the Castle, the remaining jewels were kept in the above space. From Trifels Crown jewels came station Kyburg, Karlstejn near Prague, Munich and Nuremberg, ultimately, in 1806, at Vienna.View original
Ein Erlebnis für die Kinder, interessante Führung mit vielen Geschichten. Belohnt wird man mit einer tollen Aussicht über den pfälzer Wald. more »An experience for the kids, interesting guide with lots of stories. You will be rewarded with a great view over the Palatinate forest.View original
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 his... more »
Wonderful place with amazing view over the surrounding
Smaller than we expected, but beautifully situated. Neat bit of history, as well.
Simply awesome. Well worth the steep hike from the parking lot.
This castle, situated on a hilltop in the Palatinate Forest, is much more impressive than it may appear in pictures. After a windy drive above the town of Annweiler, the closest parking is at the Barbarossa Restaurant, where they have modern plumbing facilities. (They also have bathrooms at the castle, but I did not visit them.) There is a short walk up (about one kilometer) up to the castle from the restaurant. When you arrive at the castle, you first approach through a giant archway and are instantly greeted with amazing 360° views of the forest and the surrounding mountains. These impressive views continue throughout the rest of the tour. Upon entering the castle, a small fee of 3€ per adult allows you to visit the grounds. They did not charge us for our children. At the entrance hut, they also sold postcards and books, mostly in German, but they did have one book in English which only cost us 4€ and contains a page or two about most of the castles and ancient buildings and monuments in the Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a great book and has inspired us for many more day trips in the near future. Stone rails were built and you are allowed to walk freely from above the giant archway which we passed under to the other side, past the walls of the castle where a metal guardrail keeps you on the sandstone rock formation, where the castle is perched. Up a steep set of stairs, we are finally permitted into the castle, where there is information about the castle written only in German and models of the castle in various stages of its construction. The second floor contains a grand room with a staircase, a balcony and a candle-lit chandelier, each impressive. Through a doorway, you can see the room where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner in the castle in 1193 by the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry VI. The level where the balcony of the great room lies includes a small room with a decorated crown, a scepter, a sword and some other artifacts encased in glass. These are all duplicates, as the originals are likely too valuable to be displayed without ridiculous security measures. The pressed coins might be authentic. Another floor up contained a smaller great room, with a throne that my kids enjoyed posing upon. It also had a toy crown and a scepter for them to hold, so pictures were obviously encouraged. A half-staircase below this floor contained a small theater with a short documentary about the castle through the ages (only in German) behind a heavy curtain. A staircase above this floor was the roof of the castle with more panoramic views of Annweiler, some other towns and the surrounding mountains, many of which also contain guard towers or lookouts. We had a Lord of the Rings moment there, as we were remembering the lighting of the towers in the last movie. A word about eating: the Barbarossa Restaurant at the parking area looked like it was likely an excellent restaurant; We certainly used their facilities before hiking up to the castle. However, it was more expensive than we wanted to spend on food, so we drove into Annweiler, where parking was free for up to two hours with the blue parking wheel. There, we found a döner shop that was excellent. Sadly, it is not listed on Google, so I would like to review it here: The language barrier was huge because they spoke very little English; however, I attribute language difficulties in Europe to my own inability to learn the language. Nonetheless, they were very nice and got our order 100% correct. My whole family (seven total) ate for only 30€ plus drinks!! (Seriously, that's cheaper than McDonald's!!) Besides döners, they also had pizza and other Italian foods. I had a yufka döner and they made the wrap from scratch while we waited!! Some in my family had pizza and it was easily large enough for two children, also made from scratch while we waited. We watched them rolling and tossing the pizza dough.
Great view, beautiful castle and interesting history.
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