Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Castle Diez – just like a fairytale

    Schlossberg 8, 65582 Diez

    How to Get There?


      Limburg-Süd is connected to the German ICE network (Cologne - Frankfurt/Main), hence accessible easily from all over Germany. At the Limburg-Süd station take the bus no. 580, heading to "Rheinstraße, Katzenelnbogen" and exit at "Wilhelmstraße/Rathaus" in Diez. From here it's a walk of 10 minutes.

      DB BAHN

      Get to Diez via the highway A3 using the exits "Limburg-Süd" (coming from Frankfurt/Main direction) or "Diez" (coming from Cologne direction) and the federal roads 54 and 417. Follow the signposts to Diez. There are parking grounds along the Parkstraße and at the Wilhelm-von-Nassau-Park.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.371876
      LONGTITUDE: 8.007038



      At the Limburg-Süd ICE station take the bus no. 580 heading to "Rheinstraße, Katzenelnbogen" and exit at "Wilhelmstraße/Rathaus" in Diez. From here it's a walk of approx. 10 minutes.

      Nearest station

      Wilhelmstraße/Rathaus, Diez

      Take an ICE to Limburg-Süd at the Frankfurt/Main airport. Take the bus no. 580 heading to "Rheinstraße, Katzenelnbogen" and exit at "Wilhelmstraße/Rathaus" in Diez. From here it's a walk of approx. 10 minutes.

      Nearest airport

      Frankfurt/Main (FRA)

    Why Go There?

    Outdoor area is always open; indoor according to aggreement

    The Earl's castle from the Late Middle Age is a castle built on a hill above Diez. Nowadays it's used as a youth hostel. Did you ever want to feel like a castle lord? Then this is the right place for you.

    The small town Diez is a real treasure with its winding alleys and half-timbered buildings. But the castle throning high above the town is the icing on the cake. Glancing from one of the windows down to the town and the river Lahn is really priceless!

    The Earl's Castle has had a long changeful history. Temporarily it was even used as a jail! In the contemporary youth hostel there are numerous proofs about this to be found.

    The castle was rebuilt extensively a couple of years ago. Anyone who wants to rest for the night here has to be a member of the German Youth Hostel Association / National Association for Youth Hiking and Youth Hostels e.V.

    Additionally there's a museum of local history inside the castle with interesting exhibitions. And it's possible to celebrate a flowery castle wedding.

    There's a small but nice shopping street in Diez. This is the opportunity for an extensive shopping tour. Find new clothes or show in one of the stores, get a beauty treatment or a new haircut.

    And due to it's special location directly at the river Lahn, there is a beautiful environment for both hikers and cyclers.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Schlossberg 8, 65582 Diez, Diez, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Wine tasting

    The Lahn valley is a wine-growing district since the 13th century. The preferred grape sort is Riesling which is a dry white wine. In and around Diez there are numerous vineyards which offer wine tastings. Especially in Limburg/Lahn, which is just 6 km away, there are vineyards and wine stores offering their products.

    Christmas Market

    The Christmas market in Limburg/Lahn (just 6 km away from Diez) is considered one of the most beautiful ones in the region. Limburg shows many half-timbered houses in its historic city center, hence the atmosphere is a very special one. The Christmas market is opened annually between late November and late December (till after Christmas) from 10 am to 8 pm.

    River cruise

    There's a high number of river cruise providers in and around diez. The valley of the River Lahn is a very beautiful one, and the round trips on the different ships are diversified and eventful. Do you prefer the adventure? Then a cruise on a raft could be the right thing for you. Enjoy the beautiful landscape around and have a perfect day on the water!


    The Lahn hiking trail (Lahnwanderweg) is very recommendable. On a 65 km long distance between Diez and Lahnstein (here the Lahn is flowing into the Rhine) there are numerous medieval towns and castles to be found and explored. Usually the trail leads you high above the valley, hence there is a great view nearly everywhere on the track.

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