The castle keep of the Schwabsburg castle ruins has stood defiant for 800 years. It once formed the heart of a small fortress built in around 1210, which served to protect and preserve the power of the Hohenstaufens in and around Nierstein and Oppenheim. It is not far from a former Roman military road that was used until the Middle Ages.
The solid rectangular castle keep is still impressive today. From its roof, you can enjoy lovely views over the village and the vineyards as far as Nierstein.
The ruins of Schwabsburg Castle are open all year round and free to access, but not gritted in winter.
Regrettably, as it is a historic site, there is no disabled access to Schwabsburg castle ruins. Thank you for your understanding.
Combine a visit to the Schwabsburg castle ruins with one to the Landskron castle ruins. Then, we recommend heading to one of the numerous cosy wine bars.