Annweiler is about 140 km south of Frankfurt and can be reached
- by car in about 90 minutes from Frankfurt airport
- by train in about 2 hours from Frankfurt airport.
A trip planner can be found at the hotel webpage www.kurhaus-trifels.de.
For train connections see www.bahn.de.
About the area:
The southern Palatinate is an attractive region for nature-lovers, hikers, cyclists, and gourmets of wine. With its diverse scenery, it boasts lovely wineyards, wooded ridges, and rocky mountain tops. Trifels castle lies just opposite of the Kurhaus Trifels on one of the peaks of a red sanstone mountain.
This castle is famous as the site where King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart) was imprisoned after he had been captured by Duke Leopold V of Austria near Vienna in December 1192 on his return from the Third Crusade.