Liebenstein Castle

Plößberg, Germany

The Liebenstein Castle , now a ruin , is on a granite cone north of Plößberg. The hill fort was first mentioned in 1125. In 1292 the family who built the Liebenstein family died out and the castle was sold by Theodorich von Parsberg to the abbot Theoderich of the Waldsassen monastery in 1298 . Theodoric carried out extensive repairs , and the castle was given an outer wall under Abbot Franz Kübel . With the abolition of the monastery during the Reformation, the castle was sold to the Tirschenreuth citizen Anton Mehler and his descendants. After 1634, after it had previously been the seat of the judges' office, it was no longer inhabited and fell into disrepair.

On granite cone of Castle Hill were up in the 1950s several quarries, are also obtained immediately below the ruins themselves. Originaer few foundations of the keep , since the summer of 2007 parts are built up the walls again.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Tamara Hopp (4 months ago)
A beautiful place. Very calm atmosphere. took a lot of beautiful pictures and relaxed in nature... To recommend....
Andreas Nischwitz (6 months ago)
Little tourism during the week perfect for nice photos. Good views over the countryside
Chris (6 months ago)
Very nice castle ruins, but you can't park in town. Thanks to a tip from a local resident, I was able to park below the ruins. The terrain was behind 3 silos and belongs to another farmer. It is tolerated to park there.
Hobby Photography (2 years ago)
Can you go there when you are in the area. Easy ascent. But otherwise the castle ruins look a bit artificial. And there is no parking space, you have to look for yourself where you can park your car.
Franz Häring (2 years ago)
Very interesting.
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