Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern…

Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, located near the village of Niederheimbach between Bingen and Bacharach. It’s part of the Rhein Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site and was first mentioned in 1271. Like neighboring Reichenstein Castle, it was managed by the lords of Hohenfels. Its residential areas are furnished with items in the neo-gothic and Biedermeier styles. The interiors are enriched by paintings owned by the Hohenzollern family, the Köth-Wanscheid family foundation, and art by Johann-Caspar Schneider, among others.

Herbstwald im Teufelsley, Rheinland-Pfalz

Herbstwald im Teufelsley, Rheinland-Pfalz

Morgennebel in Nohn, Saarland, Southwestern Germany

Morgennebel in Nohn, Saarland, Southwestern Germany

Edenkoben in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, lies about…

Edenkoben in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, lies about halfway between Landau and Neustadt an der Weinstraße. It’s situated along the German Wine Route. This part of the Rheinland passed to Bavaria in 1815 following the Congress of Vienna, which reallocated many territories that had comprised Napoleon’s empire. Like other towns in the area, it has both a Roman Catholic and a Protestant church (recalling King Maximillian’s marriage to a Protestant princess). The little town has a considerable cultivation and trade in wine.

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop….

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop. ~43,000, is located 15 km from Heidelberg and 10 km from Mannheim. Together with these 2 cities, it makes up the Rhein-Neckar triangle. It’s nicknamed “Zwei-Burgen-Stadt” after the 2 fortresses on the hill overlooking the town on the edge of the Odenwald, the Windeck and the Wachenburg. The town celebrated its 1250th anniversary in 2005.

byjefferson:Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

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Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Weinberge — vinyards in Rauenberg, Baden-Württemberg,…

Weinberge — vinyards in Rauenberg, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, just 15 km from Heidelberg