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Wildenstein Castle (German: Burg Wildenstein) is a ruined hill castle on a hill, 486 m above sea level (NN), in the Wildenstein valley (Wildensteiner Tal), hidde in a wood at the foot of the Donnersberg near Dannenfels in the county of Donnersbergkreis in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Wildenstein Castle
Burg Wildenstein
Dannenfels
Ruine Wildenstein.jpg
Wildenstein Castle (Palatinate) is located in Germany
Wildenstein Castle (Palatinate)
Coordinates49°36′51.12″N 7°55′29.64″E / 49.6142000°N 7.9249000°E / 49.6142000; 7.9249000Coordinates: 49°36′51.12″N 7°55′29.64″E / 49.6142000°N 7.9249000°E / 49.6142000; 7.9249000
Typehill castle, motte
CodeDE-RP
Height486 m above sea level (NN)
Site information
Conditionwall remains
Site history
Builtc. 1200
Garrison information
Occupantsfree nobility

The castles is of the motte and bailey type. Together with the three other ruined castles of Falkenstein, Hohenfels and Tannenfels, it forms the ring of the "Donnersberg Castles".[1]

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  1. ^ Information board at the castle, viewed 2009

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