The Castle (Tiefburg) in the district of Handschuhsheim was formerly a residence of noble lords. From the core of this medieval moated castle, foundation walls, the arches of the residential tower and the defensive walls are still preserved. The old mansion has been restored.
It is uncertain when and by whom the Tiefburg was built. It was possibly built in the early Middle Ages as a fortification. Traditions of the 13th and 14th centuries indicate that it was a water castle. During the 30 Years’ War, the castle suffered heavy damage.
On Saturdays, the Tiefburg serves as the romantic backdrop for a colorful weekly market. Cozy taverns with historical interiors are on every corner. Window shopping and pub-crawling can be combined wonderfully, as many young businesses set a modern tone.