This city walk to the castle ruins of Landshut offers impressive insights and views of the magnificent landscape.
Up to now, 19 late Roman mountain fortifications above the Moselle can be proven. Landshut Castle was probably the first of its kind, namely handed down by the geographer of Ravenna as "Princastellum" and giving its name to the later Bernkastel. The castle in Bernkastel was partly overbuilt by the medieval core castle - whose ruins we can still see today.
Insights into the walk:
The castle ruins of Landshut are enthroned majestically above the old town of Bernkastel-Kues. It can be reached on foot from the historic market place in Bernkastel in about 30 minutes. The ascent over a serpentine path in the vineyards is pithy, but offers great views! Once you have arrived at the castle there is a lot to discover. Because in 2012, during routine work, spectacular discoveries were made, which suggest that in these remains of the ruins the "Princastellum", handed down by the geographer of Ravenna, can be seen. It would thus be the first mountain fortification of the Moselle valley. On the way back we pass the Schützenhaus.
A crisp ascent to Landshut Castle, which is almost unavoidable if you want to conquer the castle on foot. From the medieval market place in Bernkastel, the Burgberg-Rundweg leads you past the little sharpened house built in 1416. From there it is signposted clockwise and counterclockwise. We recommend walking it in an anti-clockwise direction. The markings then lead you into Karlstraße, onto the Schlossweg, into the vineyards and up the narrow and very steep serpentine path to Landshut Castle. The trail continues once around the castle. The descent is via the castle entrance, the asphalt road to the Schützenhaus and the mountain spur. Then on the footpath back to the market place. The signposting is anti-clockwise because the serpentine path is better uphill than downhill.
No special safety instructions
Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Refreshments are available in the castle restaurant and on the descent in the Schützenhaus.
Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser side, directly on the Moselle. During the winter months parking here is free of charge, from April 1st to December 31st parking is charged. Gestade 18, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues
This tour is presented by: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Author: Lisa Willems
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