Bichishausen Castle

Münsingen, Germany

The ruins of Bichishausen Castle are picturesquely located in the Große Lautertal valley. It was erected in the early 13th century, but the tower was demolished already around 1300. Heinrich Treisch von Buttlar modified the castle as residence in the 16th century, but it was left to decay after his wife died in 1545.

The freely accessible ruins offer a unique panoramic view of the valley, the river Große Lauter and the village of Bichishausen, but are rarely visited by tourists. In the small castle complex you will find an outer castle, a core castle with a palace and the courtyard with the foundations of a keep. A tip for visitors who want to climb the castle ruins in wet weather or snow: You can reach the very top via the built-in stairs, but the steel stairs can be very slippery in bad weather.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Sandra Betzler (2 years ago)
Really great castle ruins in a romantic little Alb village. Access is relatively easy and quick to reach, parking spaces are available on the outskirts. There is a playground at the foot of the castle (a little encouragement for children). In summer, it can be easily combined with a picnic on the Lauter.
Paweł Wirecki (3 years ago)
Perfect area for cycling
Michael Field (3 years ago)
This Ruin is not too hard to get to.Very near the road, Parking is by the Bootshaus. The Ruin has a lot of steps, So not for unhealthy folk. The Valley view is also something to see.
Glenn Lennart Tambini Finnestad (3 years ago)
Worth a visit. Parking is close, the climb is not too steep (suitable for kids guided by parents). There is also a nice little Café/Kiosk nearby where you can get some refreshments and aslo rent a canoe (I believe).
Stefanie Hofmann (3 years ago)
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