The Castle of the Lords of Daun-Oberstein, (“Das Schloss der Herren von Daun-Oberstein”), strikingly situated on a spur above the river Nahe, offers an impressive backdrop above Oberstein’s historical town quarter, together with “Bosselstein” castle and the world-famous “Felsenkirche” church.
Viewing: When standing in the inner courtyard with its sheltered terrace, you can cast your gaze far into the distance towards Fortress Bosselstein, Oberstein, the Nahe valley, and to the vast forests of Winterhauch. The castle rooms which have been restored and the inner courtyard can be visited from the beginning of April to the beginning of November. Weekend tip: the "Wirichstube” guesthouse.
History: Castle Oberstein was first mentioned around 1330, before flourishing in the 15th century and then burning down completely in 1855, after which it was partially rebuilt in 1980 thanks to the efforts of the Association “Burgenverein Schloss Oberstein”. Fortress Bosselstein, built in 1150, was inhabited by the noblemen of Stein up until 1600. It subsequently fell into ruin, and today there are just a few walls and tower stump to be seen. When looking out from Fortress Bosselstein, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Oberstein. It’s just a four minute walk from Castle Oberstein, which is well worth it!
Opening times: daily from 11 AM - 5 PM excluding Mondays (the castle is not open to the public for viewing when hosting events)
Lettings: The whole castle as well as the individual rooms: Coat of arms hall, bay window room, culture room (also used as a registry office) and the “Lion’s Cellar” can be booked for family and company celebrations, as well as for other events.
Guided tours for groups, school classes and preschools can be held all year round, subject to arrangement.
Guided tours only by appointment with Mr. Krämer under: +49-6781-42622. costs for guided tours: kindergarten and primary school classes free of charge, pupils/young people (11-18) 15 € per group plus admission p.p. 1.50 €, adults 20,00 € per group (max. 20 persons) plus admission p.p. 3.00 €
Contact: Burgenverein Schloss Oberstein e.V., Schloss, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, First Chairman: Ralph Effgen, Tel.: 06781-24933, www.schloss-oberstein.de