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Nanstein Castle (Burg Nanstein)

Nanstein Castle (Burg Nanstein)
Nanstein Castle, Landstuhl

Formerly a fortified protection of land and people, the castle is now the symbol of the city. Nanstein is one of the most famous castles in the Pfalz, due to a spectacular siege in 1523 when the lord of the castle Franz of Sickingen died. The fall of Nanstein is a symbol for a final end of the decline of the castles in the Pfalz. The first reference to the castle was made in a legal document dating from 1189 but the castle is certainly older than this.

Opening times:

Monday is closed, starting 10/1 - 11/30 opening is 10:00 until 4pm. Starting 12/1 - 12/31 it is closed. After 1/1 until 3/31 starting 10:00 - 4pm and after 4/1 they are open from 10:00 - 6pm until 9/30.

The cashier is closing 30 minutes prior to closing.

  • Adults : 3,00 €
  • Adults with a discount : 2,10 €
  • Kids (under 18) : 1,50 €
  • Kids (under 6) : free
  • with the car: The oficial exit it through the village Melkerei. They have a radar traps, so be aware of the speed limits.
  • hiking: follow the stairs next to the "Zehntenscheune" and the "Sickingenweg" starting from Station 2 until Station 8.

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"Is the castle closed on German holidays, such as May Day?" (posted 05/01/2014)

The castle is open on holidays and Sundays. Should the employee be sick, it can happen that it is closed.
Answer provided by Hans Weber on 05/07/2014
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The castle is closed on Mondays, otherwise open every day, winter 10am-4pm, summer 9am-6pm
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"Is it possible to have a picnic in the evening (Friday) near Burg Nanstein? I think it closes at 18:00. We would like to meet friends there at 19:00" (posted 08/04/2014)

Hi. Yes, there are very nice places at the Nanstein Castle, and also a very good restaurant. Greetings, Weber family
Answer provided by Hans Weber on 08/05/2014
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Outside the castle is a restaurant which is also open in the evening. Otherwise, it is also possible to have a picnic within the castle grounds (though not inside the castle)
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"Is it possible to host events in Nenstein Castle?" (posted 03/07/2017)

As far as I know this is possible. You should ask at the tourist office.
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