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Hidden Castles & Natural Treasures

Experience the enchated Palatinate Rocklands

Our adventure in the Palatinate Rocklands begins at a location that is sure to bring to mind the incredible sandstone structures found at Arches National Park.  The Hinterweidenthal Devil's Table is a bizarre natural rock formation where a massive boulder is perched precariously on top of a tall narrow stone, similar in shape to a mushroom. Standing almost 50 feet tall, this monolith is the dominating feature of the surrounding countryside. A short hiking path will lead us to the foot of the rock where it’s size and surrounding views can be appreciated.

Next, we’re off to Castle Tanstein, an expansive well preserved ruin that lays hidden, like a sleeping dragon, in the surrounded meadows and forests at the end of a valley. As we ascend the castle hill, rising above the trees, the beautiful fortress will begin to fully reveal her sandstone walls, mighty towers and massive gates.  Once we arrive there will be free time to walk around the ruins, into the castle, through the deep recessed corridors and up to the highest points that overlook the grounds.

From here we journey on to the well preserved Castle Berwartstein which provides an authentic window into what life was like during the middle ages at a knight’s castle.  Amid this beautiful setting we will enjoy a delicious lunch of Flammkuchen (thin crust pastry topped with sour creme and finely sliced bacon and onions) and salad paired with Weinschorle, served alfresco in the castle’s courtyard (weather permitting) or inside the knight’s hall.  After lunch we will discover the castle on a private tour and see the medieval kitchen, the hall of the deep well, the torture chamber, catapult platform and the casements below the castle.

Our final destination is Trifels Castle, one of the most important strongholds of the entire empire. The castles fortitude made it an ideal location to store the Emperors crown jewels and also serve as a prison for VIP inmates.  The great British King Richard the Lionhearted was held captive here until a colossal ransom of 150,000 Marks was payed (with inflation today the ransom demand would exceed 3 billion, hence the term coined here “a kings ransom”).  The impressive King’s hall showcases replicas of the Emperor’s crown jewels, the beauty of which is only surpassed by the panoramic views found on the tower platform. Full of memories and impressions we can rest and relax during our return trip to Ramstein.

For a detailed itinerary, prices and complete trip details please visit Horizon Tours website for full details using the buttons below.

Important Notice

  • First Come First Serve
  • Tickets sales limited to 40 passengers (80% capacity)
  • Adults must be fully vaccinated or provide letter of recovery.
  • Children 6-16 years old required to provide negative COVID-19 test that is valid through the scheduled tour end / return time, children under 6 years not permitted.  Passengers 17 years and older must be vaccinated.
  • Masks must be worn on bus
  • Bookings accepted by
    ONLY BY PHONE Mon - Fri 0900 - 1630
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with the latest ordinance of the State of  Rhineland Pfalz.  See additional travel restrictions and procedures that apply to this trip at bottom of page.

Booking Details

 Departures Dates

  • 04 July Confirmed
  • August TBA Booking Not Open
  • September TBA Booking Not Open

 Prices

  • Є119 Adults & Youths 12 years and up
  • Є99 Children ages 6 - 11

  • Children under 6 years not permitted.
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  • Important Note: 
  • This tour involves walking on trails and up hills to reach some of the listed sites. Participants with physical limitations may find it difficult to participate in all portions of this tour. Please wear/bring appropriate shoes and outerwear depending on weather conditions of the day.

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0800
  • Returns 1900
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB.
  • Day Tours:  Park toward center of the lot.
    Overnight Tours: Park in the designated overnight parking area, tour guide will hand out parking passes.


 Included

  • Modern tour bus with AC / WC / DVD
  • Entrance fee Trifels castle
  • Entrance fee Castle Berwartstein
  • Visit to Devil’s Table
  • Visit to Tanstein Ruin
  • Lunch at Berwartstein (Flammkuchen, salad, 1 drink)
  • Services of driver and guide

 Not Included
  • Cancellation Insurance: Adults €12/ Children €9
  • Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Additional Items & Terms
  • This tour is operated by Horizon Tours.
  • For a detailed itinerary and complete trip details, included / not-inlcuded items please visit Horizon Tours website.
  • Your reservations is subject to Horizon Tours Cancellation Policy / General Terms, please review this information prior to making your reservation.

  Complete Trip Details

  Terms & Cancellation Policy

 Cancellation Policy
  • This tour is operated by Horizon Tours.
  • Your reservations is subject to Horizon Tours Cancellation Policy / General Terms, please review this information prior to making your reservation.

  Cancellation Policy / General Terms

 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.
 Additional Info

This tour involves walking on trails and up hills to reach some of the listed sites. Participants with physical limitations may find it difficult to participate in all portions of this tour. Please wear/bring appropriate shoes and outerwear depending on weather conditions of the day.

  Eligibility Info for Tours

  Know Before You Go Tour Tips

  About Minimum Participation

Bus Travel Procedures & Restrictions

Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside of the bus

Boarding Process

  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m)
  • Hands must be disinfected before entering (liquid made available by Bus Company)

During Bus Travel Journey

  • Stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure)
  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover at all times while inside the bus
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Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
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