Burg Waldeck | © Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH

Ruine Waldeck

Wispertal, 65391 Lorch

Built before or in the 1140s, Waldeck Castle is one of the earliest castle foundations on the Middle Rhine.

The remains of Waldeck Castle take us back to a time when the Electorate of Mainz had begun its development of the region in the 11th and 12th centuries. In that era, the first half of the 12th century, the archbishops of Mainz were eager to secure the Rheingau with the "Rheingauer Gebück": This border fortification consisted of trimmed thickets of shrubs and pruned trees that were tightly interwoven. Up to 100 metres wide, the bulwark of natural materials sprawled. Due to its increasing impermeability, troops and transports could overcome it solely through deliberately created - and guarded - aisles. It is conceivable that Waldeck Castle served to secure a section of the "Rheingauer Gebück" running north of it. The ruins are privately owned and can only be visited from the outside at your own risk.

Burg Waldeck | © Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Ruine Waldeck | © Magistrat der Stadt Lorch am Rhein

Ruine Waldeck

From02.05.2022 until the 31.12.2030

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65391 Lorch Wispertal
Ruine Waldeck
65391 Lorch

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