Wolfstein Castle Ruins

Wolfstein Castle in Neumarkt an der Oberpfalz


Not too far from Hohenfels in the town of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (upper Palentinate) is a haunting old castle ruins called Burgruine Wolfstein. According to my internet research (which we’ll take for what it’s worth), the castle was the seat of one of the most important noble families in the Oberfalz for several centuries.

During Day Trip Week, some friends and I visited the castle. It’s a great castle to visit with out-of-town guests because it’s both authentic and easily accessible. You can drive most of the way to Burgruine Wolfstein, and the walk from the parking lot to the castle is short.

There are great views over Neumarkt from the castle, and the castle itself has lots of unique photo opportunities. One of my favorite parts of ruins is the sturdy old woodend and stone footbridge that stands high above what may have been a moat at one time.

Burgruine Wolfstein (or the Wolfstein Castle Ruins) is a great day trip from Hohenfels, and can easily be paired with lunch or shopping in downtown Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.

Getting to Wolfstein Castle Ruins

Here are the driving directions to the ruins of Wolfstein Castle. Be sure that you’ve set your search engine to translate, as the original is in German.

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  1. That sounds so amazing! I love old places like that! They are fascinating!

  2. We stumbled across ( what I believe to be) castle ruins located on the military trng area. We were set up next to an old village . (what was left of it.including an old church and cemetary. The road winded thru the village to what appeared like castle ruins . massive stones walls. Most of it has collapsed over the yrs. Would love to make it back some day to check it out & take pictures

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  5. My grandmother’s maiden name was Wolfstein and I have a copy of a letter from the mayor of Neumarkt from the 50’s that my family is descended from that family

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