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.