Laufenburg Castle

Langerwehe, Germany

Laufenburg is a castle located in the municipality of Langerwehe in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The castle was first mentioned in historical records in the 13th century and is believed to have been built in the 12th century. It is a typical example of a medieval hill castle, with a rectangular keep and a surrounding wall with four corner towers.

Throughout its history, Laufenburg has been owned by a number of noble families, including the Lords of Heinsberg and the Dukes of Jülich. In the 20th century it was restored after been damaged in the World War II. Today it has an restaurant.


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


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Velana (11 months ago)
Lovely place. Castle surrounded by land, silence, subtle atmosphere. Nice hiking walkway towards it.
Guy Blonde (14 months ago)
Nice to have a drink. 15 mins walk from the parking below.
Bogdan-Mircea Bodnarescu (16 months ago)
I recommend leaving the car in the parking place down and taking the walk through the forest. The castle has I side a restaurant with very good prices, you can have a coffee that is enough for 2 people and a small soup or a bockwurst for very little money. Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the walls because the wooden planks are old and must be renovated, but still worth the visit.
Paolo Scura (18 months ago)
Lovely little place for a little walk in the woods accompanied from a nice lunch. The portions are quite large and soup and dessert are included in the meal... Good value for money
Joe H (5 years ago)
Went to the Laufenburg for lunch on an nice sunny day. The food was absolutely delicious and at a very good price. Our meal came with soup, salad, main course and dessert. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit.
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