Breathtaking view, refreshments and lots of history and stories.
The powerful Yburg Castle towers over the land with pride, grandeur and confidence, visible from afar. Situated on the summit of the 539 m Yberg Mountain, this popular tourist destination is a landmark for Rebland and the districts of Steinbach, Neuweier and Varnhalt.
Whilst the beginnings of Yburg Castle are still shrouded in the mists of time to this day, there is evidence that the Margraves of Baden were the ones who built the castle, which was first documented in 1245. Visitors can now learn why the castle was so important over the centuries: the view from the reconstructed tower is nothing short of phenomenal, with the Black Forest and Rhine Valley combining to create an unbelievable backdrop.
Whilst the view once played an important role strategically, the panorama is simply a treat for the eyes today,making the short but demanding climb well worthwhile. The centuries-old lime trees in the old courtyard create an unbelievably romantic atmosphere, topped only by the traditional castle restaurant, which knows how to take advantage of this ambience. With naturally cloudy beer from the cellar, the best wines from the surrounding, sun-drenched regions and cake from the castle bakery, you could easily forget time altogether.