14. Hambach Castle — Hambacher Schloss The castle in Rhineland-Palatinate is considered the cradle of German democracy. In 1832 it was the site of a major national holiday, 30 thousand participants who for the first time in Germany were in favor of political freedom, national unity and civil law.
The first fortification on this site was built in the XI century. The current appearance of the castle got in the middle of the XIX century in the era of romanticism.
Hambach Castle near the urban district Hambach of Neustadt an der Weinstraße in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is considered to be the symbol of the German democracy movement because of the Hambacher Fest which occurred here in 1832.
Hambach Castle is located on the mountain Schlossberg in the eastern outskirts of the Palatine Forest. The estate ruled both as a protection castle and as a robber baron castle over the trade roads and the northern route of the Anterior Palatinate section of the Way of St. James.