Welcome to Nanstein Castle and ruins
Besieged, destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed … The story Nanstein Castle tells is one of power struggles, defeats and the desire to keep on starting again. Built in the 12th century, it then developed into one of the Hohenstaufens’ largest fortress complexes and was one of the earliest castles in the Palatinate to be designed for combat with firearms. Franz von Sickingen, known as ‘the last knight’, died here in 1523, following a violent siege.
Use the audio guide to find out about the life and death of ‘the last knight’ in the ‘death chamber’ within the castle.
Parking directly by the entrance to the castle.
Try visiting the castle ruins in summer and combining it with a visit to the summer theatre or the Castle Adventure Days, it’s guaranteed to be a one-off experience.
There is more information at www.heimatfreunde-landstuhl.de.
Tourist-Information VG Landstuhl
Phone +49 (0)6371 1300012
Phone +49 (0) 6371 13460
Nanstein Castle is a historical site of the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz (General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland‑Palatinate)
Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz
Direktion Burgen Schlösser Altertümer
Phone +49 (0) 261 6675 0