Burgruine Wachtenburg

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany97 contributions
Picturesque ruins of a 13th century castle
Jul 2019 • Couples
Good way to get your 10,000 steps in (and meet your stair climbing goals, too). Nice view out over the vineyards.
Written 18 July 2019
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SteveMaslow
Washington, DC38 contributions
Wine tour lunch break / Bratwurst with a view
Oct 2018 • Friends
Enjoyed the 10 minute hike (we went the long way through town) to this castle + biergarten.

The view from the cafe is worth the hike. The sausages and beer are standard (nothing special nothing bad) and hit the spot after a morning of biking around wine country.

The cafe ordering and food pickup space is small and during lunch it was very busy with a line out the door. We got a few stink eyes from the locals for not being on our best orderly behavior. A bit of German helped break he ice (use whatever phrases you have). Also be advised, the buzzer for our food order had a somewhat short range (didn’t reach around to the side picnic tables) so hover in range while you wait for your order.

Take a moment to climb the tower after lunch for an even more remarkable view of the valley.
Written 9 October 2018
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Picky_1_Traveller
St. Catharines, Canada135 contributions
Beautiful view from the top!
Jun 2016 • Couples
The Burgruine Wachtenburg is an old ruin but there is a tower you can climb the stairs (~120) to the top. It is a safe climb with metal stairs and railing. Once on top with the weather permitting you get an amazing view of the Pfalz. There is a bench at the top of the tower to sit and take in the beautiful view. There is also a restaurant on the grounds below. Unfortunately the signage isn't the best for the ruin and it wasn't listed as a tourist attraction in our GPS so it took us a bit to find even though you can see it from the street. On the dirt road up to the ruin the road actually branches into a road going up- don't take that one as you end up on the narrowest road with weeds brushing the car on both sides and it leads to little garden plots and it was so difficult to turn around in the car with the limited space up there. Take the dirt road going down and you will get to the ruin. It's worth the trip! I'm so glad we went.
Written 16 June 2016
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