Castles and Palaces

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Bad Kösen Castles

There are two castles above the saale gorge: Rudelsburg and Burg Saaleck. They can be seen from far away because they are on the top of the impressive cliff.

The Rudelsburg castle was build in the 12th century also includes a restaurant and the tower can be visited. If you do not wanna pay anything, just go around the wall of the castle and enjoy the wide view on the valley of the river Saale.

A few hundret meters further you will find the Castle Saaleck which has an exhibition and a viewtower as well.

Close-by there is a giant memorial which shows a lion.

Here are some suggested routes which passes through this point. You want to add your own route, contact us. It is very easy and we will register it with your own name.

Route 31: Saale-Castles-Tour

visiting Lion Memorial, Rudelsburg Caslte, Gradierwerk

Hiking length: 10.87 km