We've been to the Neuleiningen Ruins once before, back in January of last year. We wanted to see them again in warmer weather, but got a little lost along the way. It turned out to be a good thing, as we happened across the Altleiningen Ruins before we made it to our destination. I'll take two castles over one any day. Both castles are named for the family Leiningen. The prefixes "Neu-" and "Alt-" simply mean "new" and "old" in German. The Altleiningen Ruins have been converted into a hotel, and the Neuleiningen Ruins are open to visitors (free of charge), and sometimes host plays/events on the stage inside the castle's shell.
First up are the photos of the Altleiningen Ruins:
And here are some photos of the sunset and moonrise over Neuleiningen: