Ruins of Landshut Castle - Burg Landshut Express

The ruins of Landshut Castle loom over Bernkastel. If you pay visit to the castle, documentary records of which date all the way back to the 9th Century, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of the awe-inspiring Moselle valley and the vast expanse

The picturesque old town, the sprawling district of Kues, Andel and Wehlen in the distance, not to mention the numerous boats and vessels cruising leisurely along the Moselle – a walk up to the castle is guaranteed to be worth the trip.

Archbishop Heinrich von Vinstingen and his successor, Boemund, are said to be responsible for the construction of the castle in 1277. They were the ones who gave the castle its name, "Landshut", which it is still known by today.

A devastating fire
The castle, along with all of its treasures, was destroyed by a fire in 1692.
However, it is still possible to climb the castle tower. In the inner courtyard of the castle there is a restaurant and a café.
The ruins are surrounded by various paths, offering visitors a range of leisurely hiking routes. The Hunsrück mountain range with its deep forests and gorges is also easy to reach from here and well worth exploring.

Those who prefer not to make their way up to the castle on foot can take a ride on the castle's dedicated shuttle bus, the Burg Landshut Express.

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Burg Landshut Express
With the shuttle bus service, the Burg Landshut Express, you can reach the castle ruins in just under 20 minutes. The Burg Landshut Express buses were designed specifically for making this round trip, making them truly unique. The shuttle bus service runs daily from April to October. Buses depart every hour from the starting point accross from the "Doctorbrunnen" in Bernkastel.
The return or downhill journey takes you past the youth hostel and though the Tiefenbach valley back to the starting point in the Moselle car park.

Conditions and prices
Round trip, uphill and downhill:
Fare: 7,00 €
Children: 3,50 €

Uphill only
Fare: 5,00 €
Children: 3,00 €

Downhill only
Fare: 3,50 €
Children: 2,50 €

Ruins of Landshut Castle

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