Grevenburg (Greven Castle)
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From the centre of Trarbach, it is about half an hour's walk to the ruined castle of Grevenburg which towers above the town on the Mosel loop, extending over an area of around 700 square metres. The castle was built in 1350 by Duke Johann III of Sponheim as a residence which replaced the Starkenburg castle as the seat of the County of Sponheim. The castle was stormed many times and was finally blown up by the French in 1735. It has been a ruin ever since and only the west façade of the former commander's house still exists, but some foundations of the castle structure are also still preserved.
The climb up to the castle is rewarded with a fascinating view over the Mosel valley. The castle grounds invite you for walks and the castle café beckons you to stop by. The castle can be reached on foot or by car.