Trifels Castle is a reconstructed medieval castle at an elevation of 1,600 feet near the small town of Annweiler, Germany. It is located high above the Queich valley within the Palatinate Forest on one peak of a red sandstone mountain. Trifels Castle is on the peak of the Sonnenberg, and on both of the other two rock elevations there are castle ruins: Anebos Castle and Scharfenberg Castle. Trifels Castle has been gradually restored since the 19th century and today replicas of the Imperial Regalia of the Holy Roman Empire are on display here. Trifels Castle is also famous as the site where Richard the Lionheart, King of England was imprisoned after he was captured by Duke Leopold V of Austria near Vienna in December 1192 on his return from the Third Crusade.
A castle reconstruction is an interesting change of pace after traipsing through so many old castle ruins.