Remember my recent post about Highline 179 the amazing suspension bridge in Austria? Here you can also find Ehrenberg Castle Ruins! These are great ruins to explore and a great stop on your drive to the Garmisch area. Don’t miss trying to pull the sword out of the stone here!
There is lots of parking available, you pay for it at one of the automated boxes. There is also a castle playground if your traveling with little ones. You can also find a museum in the shop that you can get a combo ticket for. We had just planned on doing the ruins and my mom and rest of my family did the bridge while I waited with Bea, since I’d done it before and she’s not a fan of heights. There are restrooms in the building next to the shop.
Know that it’s a good 15-20 min hike up to the ruins and the bridge. We did it in 15 minutes to the base of the ruins, then you still have to climb up the steep path to the ruins. There’s a bench to take a quick break if needed.
Signs are displayed with information, there is an English version as well.
These looming ruins are just a glimpse of what is left of Ehrenburg.
The sword in the stone is easy to miss because it’s down in the stone, you can only see the handle until you start pulling! It’s right in front of the round tower, so just look for that and you’ll find it.
We all had fun giving it a try and posing for photos.
Don’t miss the scenic views available from several spots in the ruins.
We had a great time exploring these ruins, and the views were amazing as well! I highly suggest you make a stop here and check out! If your into hiking there are several other ruins that you can explore as well. One is higher up from Ehrenberg and the other is across the bridge.
Know Before You Go
What: Highline Ehrenberg Ruins in Reutte, Austria.
How To Get There: It’s about 5 hours 30 mins from the Spangdahlem, 4 hours 30 mins from Ramstein and 45 mins from Garmisch. GPS addy: Klause 2, 6600 Reutte
Parking: there is quite a bit of parking, you buy a parking ticket from one of the machines.
Cost: Free to wander the ruins, there is a fee if you’d like to cross the suspension bridge (link in post above) or visit the museum.
Traveling with little kids: You can use a stroller on the walk up if needed, although it it a bit of a steep climb. It cannot be used in the ruins area due to the stairs, etc.
Dogs: Are allowed
How long: Plan on at least an hour to walk up and down to check out the ruins, more if you want to cross the bridge as well.