The palace can be reached via an access path through the forest as well as via a footpath from the valley. Guided tours, knight games, medieval concerts or weapons demonstrations take place here at regular intervals, which are popular with many holidaymakers. The palace of Veldenz is actually a castle, because of its size - it was the largest castle on the Middle Moselle in the 15th century.
Founding of changing owners
The palace was first mentioned in a document in 1156, in a letter from Frederick I (Barbarossa) to a bishop of Verdun. By inheritance, the castle came into the possession of the Pfalz-Zweibrücken line in 1444 and was occupied by various troops in the meantime. It was destroyed in 1681 by the troops of the French king Louis XIV. From this time on, the ruin changed hands frequently. It has been privately owned since 1807 and today belongs to the Haufs-Brusberg family.
After the destruction only a few parts were rebuilt, the construction of the former castle is still clearly visible.
A special highlight is the reconstructed and fully functional slingshot. This makes it one of the few historical and functioning slingshots in Europe.