CONTRIBUTED BY ALEXIS TUCKER
Rarely do castle ruins impress my husband. It’s probably because we have gone to so many of them, haha! However, he was anticipating the Donaustauf Castle Ruins due to having seen them from a helicopter above. Who is to blame him?
With views of the Danube River and a snow covered Walhalla, the trip was exactly what we wanted. Much of the castle ruins are still standing today. The castle originally stretched over the entire hill with a size of three hectare!
One of the best things about these ruins was how it felt almost untouched. We only saw two other people roaming the grounds during the time we were there. The view looking down on the well and surrounding walls was also most impressive. I was excited for every corner and each area had a new and awe-inspiring view to offer.
The pillars shown below, although replicas, stand out against the ruins. They feature a semicircular niche with cushioned columns. It has a very Romanesque type appearance.
Take the opportunity to make magical memories with your children or your darling exploring the ruins for the afternoon. With a blue and magenta painted sky sprawled out like a painting in a fairytale book, you surely won’t regret it.
Note: Alexis originally published this article on her site and then shared it with Germany Ja as well.
Dog Friendly: YES
Stroller Friendly: NO
Restroom: Not that we could find.
Parking: Free throughout the town or right below the castle in front of the cemetery
Hours: EVERYDAY during daylight hours
(We used the address below to get close.)
93093 Donaustauf, Germany