The castle Madenburg

The castle Madenburg, situated on the hill Rothenberg near the village of Eschbach (county of Südliche Weinstraße) is the largest ruined castle in the south of Palatinate. The first mentioning of the Madenburg under the name of "Parthenopolis" (young maiden castle - castle of the holy Mary) dates back to the year 1076. The latest buildings go back to the Renaissance period. In 1680 during the "French war of succession" French troops destroyed the castle which has been in ruins ever since.

From the ruined castle you have a fantastic view over the Rhine plain and the Palatine Forest. It is really a special place. Every time we go up there, I feel like I could start to fly...

The pub/restaurant is open all year round and closed on Monday.

The castle around 1894
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360 ° Panorama Neukastel (near Madenburg)
View on the Rhine plain
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