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Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Hambach Castle

This cultural monument is famous as a symbol of German democracy. Around 30,000 people congregated here to demonstrate for increased freedom and for the unification of Germany.

Monument to Germany democracy
The "Hambach Festival" marked the birth of democracy in Germany. At a rally in 1832, around 30,000 people demonstrated here for a free and unified Germany. Build in the 11th century and destroyed several times over the course of its history, Hambach Castle became a focal point for the population to air their grievances. A fascinating exhibition documents how events unfolded.
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The town's history is brought to life at the Municipal Museum in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Böhm. The Railway Museum contains various decommissioned engines and rolling stock, and you can also go on a trip on a real steam train, the "Kuckucksbähnel", which is the museum's most popular train.
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Art & culture

The Palatinate region has a great deal to offer lovers of culture. In almost every little wine village you will come across studios and craft workshops run by creative artists and artisans, where you can buy lovely pieces of artwork and handicrafts. There is a rich cultural scene in Neustadt itself, which includes the Summer of Culture, the Otto Dill Museum and drama productions on the open-air stage in Villa Böhm Park.
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