Falkenstein Castle

Sigmaringen, Germany

Falkenstein Castle in Sigmaringen, overlooking Danube, consists of two parts. The older one (Unterfalkenstein) was built in the early 12th century and today only some foundations remain. The Oberfalkenstein castle was built in 1516-1545 and is still has remarkable ruins.

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Sigmaringen, Germany
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Founded: 1516-1545
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Emil Magda (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle in a magnificent nature corner. Lots of castle ruins near, river Danube and forest.
Gleb Babaren (2 years ago)
I visited more then 100 castles, but this castle is one of the biggest and richest I have seen in my live. You can take audio guide & buy castle vine or liqueur in the end of tour. You need around 3-4 hours to see everything inside. Highly recommended to visit this place.
Sergiu Gulunga (2 years ago)
Very beautiful castle! Polite staff, audio guide available, parking lot close to the castle (you can pay only in cash).
Abi Fishbourne (2 years ago)
A beautiful castle - there is an audio guide that was interesting. There is a lovely walk around the river that provides beautiful views of the castle
Jayjay Volz (2 years ago)
Second largest city castle in Europe, almost central to the city of Sigmaringen and ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern nobility. Definitely worth a visit and tour of the castle.
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