Neckar River

     If you want to avoid the crowds and tourist traps on the Rhine River, consider the unspoiled Neckar River between Heidelberg and Bad Wimpfen. By my count, there are fourteen castles and castle ruins along this forty-four mile stretch of the river, and for my money, castle ruins are the best way to learn about Medieval life and warfare.  Here are five for your consideration.

 

 

Burg Hornberg
Burg Hornberg

Hotel and Restaurant

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Schloss Horneck
Schloss Horneck

Palace and museum

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Burg Hinterburg
Burg Hinterburg

The best of four castles above the village of Neckarsteinach

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Burg Hornberg
Burg Hornberg

Hotel and Restaurant

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