Dilsberg Castle, which was built in the middle of the 12th century by the Counts of Lauffen, is enthroned on the Dilsberg above the town of Neckargemünd. The aim of the castle at that time was to secure the influence of the counts against the powerful Palatine counts from Heidelberg. As early as 1347, the first houses were built around the castle, which Count Palatine Rupert I proclaimed a town. After the castle fell into ruin in the 19th century, it received new attention a little later. Some famous painters used it as a motif for their paintings. Today, visitors can admire the fantastic view over the Neckar valley and the Odenwald from the stair tower.