Surrounded by contemporary housing, the historic 700 year old castle complex with defence tower is situated on a rather little frequented road in the town centre of Rittersdorf in Rhineland-Palatinate. A wooden bridge leads across the moat, which encircles the castle, and into the paved courtyard. Across from the entrance to the castle, framed by a historic sandstone doorway arch, are the stables and the servants' house. The exterior walls are for the most part made of masoned stone, the façade is plastered in two colours. Rittersdorf Castle houses Hermann's Restaurant with several rooms, one of which is decorated in historicised Old-German style.