Falkenburg Castle

Detmold, Germany

Falkenburg Castle was built around 1190-1194 by Lippe noble family. It was destroyed by fire in the mid-15th century and is today ruined (still owned by Lippe family).

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Detmold, Germany
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Founded: 1190
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Fraser Wilson (9 months ago)
Nice short walk if you park at the hotel. Views are great over to Herman. Would recommend if your wanting a walk but don't have so much time.
The_Last_Don (9 months ago)
Old ruins nice view good hike
Bas van der Steenhoven (9 months ago)
Great place to have a quick break while seeing the fort. Also a good place to read a book with atmosphere.
ncku16howard (3 years ago)
If you like hiking or biking, it is a wonderful place. I just felt peace in this ruin and did enjoy the view around here. Pack your picnic stuff and just pick a good weather day to enjoy it.
AngbisayasaAlemanya (3 years ago)
Castle ruin is on the hill top which you can see the amazing view from the other hill down to the village. GREAT FOR HIKING ADVENTURES
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