The powerful Yburg Castle towers over the land with pride, grandeur and confidence, visible from afar. Situated on the exposed summit of the „Yberg“ at 539 m altitude, it is a popular tourist destination and the landmark of the „Rebland“ as well as the villages of Steinbach, Neuweier and Varnhalt. The beginnings of the Yburg are still in the darkness of history, but there are some indications that it were the Margraves of Baden who built the castle, which was first mentioned in a document in 1245. Why the castle has been so important over the centuries can still be experienced by its visitors today: the view from the reconstructed keep is simply phenomenal - the Black Forest and the Rhine plain combine to present an incredible backdrop.
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, today the panorama is simply a treat for the eyes, making the short but demanding climb well worthwhile. The centuries-old lime trees in the old courtyard create a charming romantic atmosphere.
This could only possibly be topped by the rustic castle restaurant, which knows how to use this ambience effectively: with typically cloudy lager style beer, the best wines from the surrounding, sun-drenched vineyards and wonderful pastry from the castle bakery, you could easily forget the time. . .