Touring Germany- Burg Nanstein

KC and her family have settled in for the most part over in Germany and she is ready to share her stories with everyone…

My family and I moved to Germany in July 2012. We decide to settle in a quiet little village called Bann. I will tell you more about it later. Since we got here we have done a little sight seeing and traveling. Some places have been more interesting than others. Some places we have decided to avoid going back to all together. A few of the places we have been include Bad Durkheim, Burg Nanstein, Kaiserslautern, Trier, Homburg, Burg Frankenstein, Burg Grafenstein, and floated down the Rhine River. I will take you on a small tour of these areas as this series continues. So, sit back and enjoy Germany through the eyes of me and my family.

Burg Nanstein Germany

Burg Nanstein Germany

Our first family trip was to Burg Nanstein. Burg in Germany means castle. It is castle ruins located in Landstuhl. The exact age of the castle is unknown but mentioned in writing in 1189. There was expand attempt made in 1518, rebuilt in 1543, and was destroyed finally in the Nine Years War in 1689. In the 1600 it stood 125 meters long and nearly 100 meters wide. However, today the ruins are only 100 meters long and 50 meters wide. It was divided into two parts; the central castle and a multipart bailey. It is a beautiful piece of history that offers a beautiful view of the city below and for miles into the distance as well( provided the weather is nice). My family and I really like to visit the area, mostly because its right down the road from our home. We don’t have to travel far to enjoy a little history for me and the husband and it’s a nice way to get the kids some fresh air and let them run around in the courtyard.

touring Burg Nanstein Germany

If by chance you get hungry for lunch or dinner while visiting the castle, they have a restaurant onsite, Burgschanke. Stay tuned as our adventure through Germany continues to Kaiserslautern.

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  1. Love visiting castles in Europe. I can hope to take my kids to explore one day. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tammi

    I went to Germany as part of a High School Exchange, loved it there! Seems like so long ago, cannot wait to one day go back!

  3. That looks like a great trip! My husbands mother was born and raised in Germany. I hope one day we will all be able to go over and relive her childhood with her

  4. Oh my you have made me so extremely homesick! We lived in Baumholder a few years back while the husband was in the US army. I instantly fell in love with Germany. I often would visit Kaiserslautern and LandStuhl! That’s where all the good shopping was. We also often went to Idar-Oberstein. Thank you for sharing your adventures. I miss Germany something fierce.

  5. That sounds like it was such a fun trip! Love the pictures!

  6. What a wonderful adventure. I’ve never been to Germany. It looks amazing!

  7. How cool. I’m learning German and hope to vacation there in the future.

  8. I am SO jealous! My grandmother was born in Germany and visited family often, and would talk about it in such glowing terms. I want to visit there so badly, but I am pretty sure I’d never want to leave!

  9. Looks like a fun trip!

  10. Wow. It sounds like you are certainly touring Germany lots. I hope the family is well. 🙂

  11. Love this! Thanks for sharing all that you are doing. The pictures are great!

  12. Layne

    Oh, my! So beautiful! I would love to visit this old castle!

  13. I love all these pictures. beautiful!

  14. My husband had an opportunity to move to Germany while in the military. It was right before we got married and he turned it down. I’m still upset about it!


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