Sterrenberg Castle

Sterrenberg Castle


Oldest castle in the Middle Rhine Valley

Sterrenberg Castle, located at 216.8 meters on the right bank of the Rhine near Kamp-Bornhofen, is the oldest preserved hilltop castle in the Middle Rhine Valley. Together with the neighboring castle Liebenstein, it is also called the “enemy brothers” in reference to an old legend. Until the middle of the 13th century, Sterrenberg Castle was the property of the Lords of Bolanden, who in turn appointed knightly families as Burgmannen with the name suffix “Sterrenberg”. Their coat of arms showed a six-pointed star. In 2002, Sterrenberg Castle was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. It is also officially a protected cultural asset under the Hague Convention and a popular event location.


Leave a Reply

Sharing is caring
Places of Germany


Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know when there are new places, routes or something to win.