Top 18 Things To Do In Landstuhl, Germany

things to do in Landstuhl Germany
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The district of Landstuhl in southwestern Germany lies near the scenic Rhineland region of the country. Landstuhl might not be your typical European-German tourist area, but it has its own set of charms - whether it is the winding Rhine River that flows through it, the vast forests and rolling greens reminiscent of fairy tales, or medieval hilltop castles. Landstuhl sits on the edge of the massive, sprawling Palatinate Forest (Pfalzerwall Naturpark), which is Germany’s largest wooded area and is strewn with the ruins of medieval castles. From natural attractions to medieval architecture, here are the top things to do in Landstuhl, Germany.

1. Delve into the region's history at Zehntenscheune

Zehntenscheune
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The Zehntenscheune, or the ‘Tenth Barn’, is a tithe barn (barn for storing a tenth of the produce for tax purposes) from the middle ages. Located at the eastern entrance of the Kirchenstraße and lying between the stairway to the castle, the rebuilt city walls, and the remains of old city walls, the historic building features original oak beams and has been renovated and restored from its original structure of a medieval tithing barn. Today, it houses the Sickingen Museum detailing the life and times of German knight Franz von Sickingen.

Zehntenscheune

Address: Kirchenstraße 1, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Zehntenscheune

Opening hours: Oct - Mar: Mon - Fri: 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm (closed on Sat & Sun); Apr - Sep: Mon - Fri: 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm; Sat: 9am - 12 pm (closed on Sun)

2. Admire the giant sequoia trees at Landstuhl Mammutbäume

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The ‘Natural Redwood Monument’ of Landstuhl are seven massive, impressive sequoia or redwood trees planted in a line along the Langwiedener Strasse near Landstuhl. Planted in 1868 by the 'Freiherrlich von Stummschen’ Forester Schütz during the time of the old Kingdom of Bavaria, these beautifully maintained trees today are amongst the tallest in the entire Rhineland-Palatinate. The tallest tree in the group reaches a height of 41 metres (130 feet) and has a trunk base diameter of approximately 2 metres (6.5 feet).

Landstuhl Mammutbäume

Address: 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Landstuhl Mammutbäume

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Try different kinds of wine at De Vine Wine Store

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If you want a taste of wines from across Europe, simply head to De Vine wine store, which stocks more than 200 different wines from countries around Europe. At De Vine, most of the wines stocked are produced by wineries or vineyards which are family-owned and have been operating with a track record of producing high-quality wines. Each of the wines at De Vine reflects the character and terroir of the region it comes from. What’s more, they also carry a selection of vinegar, virgin olive oils, and spirits. They also sometimes host tasting events to either highlight specific wineries or introduce new products.

De Vine Wine Store

Address: Kaiserstraße 40, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: De Vine Wine Store

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 1pm - 7pm (closed on Sun)

4. Admire the imposing rock formations of Krämerstein

Liebesbekundungen am Naturdenkmal "Krämerstein"
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If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, then you will definitely fall in love with the Krämerstein in Landstuhl located at the Fleischackerloch, a jungle-like formation full of trees and rocks. The Krämerstein is a 120-meter-long (394 feet) rocky reef with 12-meter-high (40 feet) rocks of sandstone. This imposing, massive block formation with red sandstone is from the geological period known as the Germanic Trias, and the Krämerstein belongs to the Karlstal rock zone sandstone formation. The Krämerstein is a popular rock climbing locale.

Krämerstein

Address: Nähe Bismarckturm, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Krämerstein

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Catch a show at Stadthalle

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The Stadthalle of Landstuhl is one unique, historical building, having been originally developed from the town’s former post office buildings, which were one of the largest post offices in the Palatinate. Construction of the now-town hall began in 1992, with modern architectural style elements blending with the old-world façade of the post offices. Today, the Stadthalle hosts a range of events including classical and rock concerts, jazz performances, chanson and cabaret evenings, and theatrical performances, among others. Catch a colourful show at the wonderful Stadthalle while you’re in Landstuhl.

Stadthalle

Address: Kaiserstrasse 39, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Stadthalle

Opening hours: Tue - Wed, Fri: 10am - 1pm; Thu: 3pm - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 12pm (closed on Sun - Mon)

6. Explore the stunning Nanstein Castle

Nanstein Castle
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The 12th-century-built Nanstein Castle is one for history and architecture lovers visiting Landstuhl. The Nanstein is well-known for an elaborate siege which took place during the 1523 Knights’ Revolt, claiming the life of celebrated German knight Franz von Sickingen, with the fall of the castle becoming an eternal symbol of decline for the Palatinate castles. The first conservation work on the castle began in the 19th century and has continued till date. The structure features every intricacy you’d expect from a medieval castle - dungeons, castle keeps, watchtowers, battlements, ramparts, and more.

Nanstein Castle

Address: Schlossruine Nanstein, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Nanstein Castle

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 4 USD

7. Enjoy swimming at Naturerlebnisbad Landstuhl

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The Naturerlebnisbad is one unique destination in Landstuhl. It is an unheated outdoor pool offering a bathing experience amidst nature and is open between mid-May and September. The water at Naturerlebnisbad is free of chemicals and the regeneration ponds purify the water in a gentle, more natural way, infusing it with minerals. This public, natural swimming pool is perfect to spend an afternoon at, splashing about in the natural, chemical-free water with your friends or family.

Naturerlebnisbad Landstuhl

Address: Kaiserstraße 126, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Naturerlebnisbad Landstuhl

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

8. Enjoy gorgeous views from Bismarck Tower

Bismarck Tower, Landstuhl
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The stunning Bismarck Tower was built in the year 1900 by King Ferdinand von Stumm-Halberg, a Saarland mining king. The 19-meter (60-feet) high tower features a square-shaped base and is built of red sandstone blocks, and ¾ columns at every corner. The coat of arms of Bismarck is displayed on the front with an inscribed bronze plate which reads “To the memory of the great Chancellor built by KF Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, 1900”. There’s even a half-relief facing the valley on the back which features an eagle. Climb the 74 steps to get to the top of the tower and enjoy terrific views of the Landstuhl Valley.

Bismarck Tower

Address: 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Bismarck Tower

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

9. Say a prayer at Evangelische Stadtkirche Landstuhl

Evangelische Stadtkirche
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If you’re an admirer of medieval architecture, then a visit to the Evangelische Stadtkirche Church in Landstuhl is a must. The church is built in Neo-Gothic style and features a spire, having been built at the end of the 19th century. The then-small Protestant community in 1861 turned to its religious brethren across the German Reich for funding assistance for the construction of the church construction. Later on, a red sandstone relief bearing the Sickinger coat of arms was built over the entrance in the vestibule. The pointed arches of the front side windows demonstrate the symbols of the four evangelists, while the backs are reminiscent of Franz von Sickingen, Melanchthon, Calvin, and Luther.

Evangelische Stadtkirche Landstuhl

Address: Ludwigstraße 8-12, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Evangelische Stadtkirche Landstuhl

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. See the classicist structure of Villa Benzino

Landstuhl, Blick zur Stadtkirche, Villa Benzino
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The protected cultural and historical monument that is the Villa Benzino in Landstuhl was built in 1841-43. Built for politician, art collector, and merchant Joseph Benzino, the monument features a late classicist hipped roof, a balcony accentuating the middle axis, a projectile band separating the lower and upper storey, and a mezzanine floor on the upper floor after restoration. After Joseph Benzino and his wife moved to Munich in 1878, Villa Benzion was used only in the summer months.

Villa Benzino

Address: Ludwigstraße, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Villa Benzino

11. Relax at CUBO sauna and spa facility

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For a relaxing, enjoyable wellness day in Landstuhl, head to the CUBO sauna and spa facility which is an oasis of well-being in town. Spacious outdoor and indoor facilities, a wide range of relaxation and sauna offers, and professional gastronomy on-site make for the perfect relaxation recipe for the mind, body, and soul. The facility even features something known as the Nature Experience Pool which offers a water slide, a pool, gaming spaces, large natural lawns for sunning, and a patio restaurant as well.

CUBO

Address: Kaiserstraße 126, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: CUBO

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

12. Explore the fascinating rock formations at Fleischackerloch

Fleischackerloch
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If you’re one for fascinating rock formations, then you will definitely find the Fleischackerloch extremely beguiling. The Fleischackerloch is an interesting rock formation with old trees, giving it a jungle-like vibe. The natural landmark of a monument got its name from the process wherein the people living in the region leased the meadows and fields in the valley, accepting meat in return. In fact, people lived in the Fleischackerloch in times as far back as the Stone Age, which has been proven by the tombs that have been found and unearthed in the region. The Fleischackerloch is also home to the famous nearby rocky reef of the Krämerstein.

Fleischackerloch

Address: 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Fleischackerloch

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

13. Dig into delicious ice cream at Eiscafé Dolomiti

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July might be the national icecream month, but in Europe, ice-cream is serious business throughout the year! And there’s no better place to dig into delicious ice cream than at Eiscafé Dolomiti, which was voted the ‘Best Place for Ice-Cream’ by local readers in the Stars and Stripes Awards for 'Best of Germany’ in 2017. This favourite ice-cream parlour and its shaded patio becomes one crowded hangout as soon as the first blossoms of spring emerge, where some favourites include all kinds of sundaes with toppings, crepes with tons of fillings options, Italian coffees, and dozens of ice cream specialities.

Eiscafé Dolomiti

Address: Kaiserstraße 28, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Eiscafé Dolomiti

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

14. Shop organic goods at Good Old Soap Shop

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If you are someone who loves organic stuff, then the Good Old Soap Shop is perfect. Living up to its name entirely, the place can be a go-to spot for home-spa needs, right from bath bombs, candles, soap oil lotions, wonderful vegan handmade soaps, and more. Natural ingredients and pretty products make this shop extremely popular with its patrons. Lavender and vanilla soaps are great choices if you are looking for something simple to start off with. What’s more, the absence of foam-making chemicals and preservatives ensures that skin irritation is at the minimum. So, whether you’re looking to buy for yourself or looking to give out some wonderfully meaningful gifts at Christmas time, the Good Old Soap Shop is a great place to pick up your gifts. .

Good Old Soap Shop

Address: Hauptstraße 27, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Good Old Soap Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 11am - 3pm (closed on Sun)

15. Enjoy a delectable dinner at Le Marécage

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With a changing, inspired menu and a cosy atmosphere, Le Marécage stands in the place of the old reading room of the former mud bath in Landstuhl. The refurbished place today is all about a beautiful patio seating and an eclectic, warm menu that is fresh and delicious. Start off with an American Salad (corn kernels, slivered carrots, flavourful, fresh tomatoes, and crisp lettuce), crispy and juicy Jaeger schnitzel with mushrooms and spätzle, and finish off your meal with house-made walnut ice cream with fresh crepes and warm maple syrup and fresh whipped cream. Wash it down with ice-cold beer!

Le Marécage

Address: Hauptstraße 37, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Le Marécage

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2pm, 6pm - 12am; Sat: 6pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

16. Chill out at Blarney Stone Irish Pub

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For a slice of Ireland in the heart of Landstuhl, Germany, head to Blarney Stone, which was also voted the winner of the ‘Stars and Stripes 2016 Reader’s Choice Award’ for the 'Best Pub/Bar’ in the Kaiserslautern region. Must-try items include the Guinness Beef Stew, Nachos, Shepherd’s Pie, Shepherd’s Fries, Pot Pie, and Chicken Fingers. They also pour a good Guinness as well as blended beers such as Black Velvet, and Black and Tan. If you’re looking for a great little place to chill before heading out for the night, Blarney Stone Irish Pub is where you need to go.

Blarney Stone Irish Pub

Address: Am Alten Markt 13, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Blarney Stone Irish Pub

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 1am; Fri: 5pm - 2am; Sat: 4pm - 2am; Sun: 4pm - 1am

17. Sink your teeth into amazing Italian food at Pizzeria Taormina

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Widely touted as one of the best Italian places in the region, Pizzeria Taormina is where you head to if you have a special hankering for Italian food on your Landstuhl vacation. Do try the Ravioli with Ricotta, Spaghetti Carbonara, Salmon Fettucine, Tomato Soup, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Tortellini alla Panna, and of course, the pizzas! A good bottle of Moscato wine won’t be a bad idea either. To polish off your lovely meal, have Chocolate Ice Cream, Raspberry Pistachio Sundae, and Spaghetti Ice Cream! What’s more, they even serve some mean Schnitzels and Croquettes.

Pizzeria Taormina

Address: Kaiserstraße 8, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Pizzeria Taormina

Opening hours: Wed: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Thu - Fri, Mon: 11am - 1:45pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 2:45pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)

18. Tantalize your taste buds at Cockpit Lounge

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If you are looking for pub grub with a wider selection in Landstuhl, the Cockpit Lounge is ideal! Classy for both a lengthy sit-down meal as well as a quick bite, the Cockpit Lounge also features a one-of-a-kind modern aviation theme. Some house favourites include the Apple Strudel, Rib Steak, Schnitzel Sandwich with Home-Fried Potatoes and Cream Sauce, Burgers of all kinds, French Fries, Leek Soup, Jagerschnitzel with crispy Pommes Frites, delicious salads with dressing, and many more!

Cockpit Lounge

Address: Kaiserstraße 3, 66849 Landstuhl, Germany

Website: Cockpit Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 1am (closed on Sun)

Lovely Landstuhl

Landstuhl Germany
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While it might not be frequented by a lot of tourists, Landstuhl in Germany is a region rich in culture, natural beauty, medieval architecture, and history, and is littered with some amazing food options, making it a must-visit place. When you’re visiting here, check out these amazing top things to do in Landstuhl, Germany.

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