A Palatinate castle and the cradle of German democracy

National unity, liberty and democracy were the demands made at the Hambach Festival in May 1832. For the first time, people from all social backgrounds gathered together under the black, red and gold flag and called for the creation of a republic.

High above the Rhine on the Palatinate wine route stands a well-fortified castle, whose unassuming appearance belies its importance in the narrative of German history.

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