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Altdahn Castle, Dahn

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Altdahn Castle is a castle ruin in the Palatinate Forest, the German part of the Wasgau region, and is located near the town of Dahn in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It stands 337 metres above sea level (NN).LocationThe rock castle of Altdahn belongs to the group of castles at Dahn, which also includes Grafendahn and Tanstein. Although the three castles are sited next to one another on a low, rocky ridge, they were not built at the same time. A similar type of castle arrangement is also found e. g. in the nearby French Vosges in the upper Alsace where there is a cluster of three castles at Husseren-les-Châteaux.Other sights nearby include the castle of Neudahn and the natural rock formation of Jungfernsprung.HistoryAltdahn was probably built in the early 13th century. Certainly in 1236 the castle was being run by Frederick of Dahn as a vassal of the Bishop of Speyer who, at that time, was Conrad IV of Dahn and may well have been a relative. The subsequent history of the castle is characterized by many wars and frequent destruction, that was, time and again, followed by rebuilding.
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  • Especially with children is worth, castles are always fun where. There you can also simply they inspire for a hike
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  • The dimensions of the actually 3 castles are incredible. It is also exciting, climb through the ruins, because there are many remarkable off - enables/disables and overviews.
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  • I can only agree the previous comments regarding castle ruins: A highlight - regarding the 3 times ruin and the views all around in the wooded country with its outstanding rock towers. But also the subsequent retreat at the Buschenschenke garden restaurant with panoramic view, is worth what was mentioned so far only much too short for something strenuous climbing over numerous levels and stairs and rocks. There, self service, I have a beautiful ice cream sundaes (a year) ago and recently enjoying a crispy, tasty Tarte Flambée can both to normalen(!), moderate prices... There is more food, but not very many more... The ice cream was really class, regarding size and taste. And the Tarte Flambée is second to none... for which alone already the climb to the castle ruin is worth! Of course the thirsty there also drinks in well stocked large glasses for ´ n Appel and ´ n adapted - egg... Who wants the southern Palatinate, you will here find it - for eye, soul and belly and wallet...
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