By 1034, Sterrenberg was being mentioned as an imperial castle, but the source is not certain. In 1190, Sterrenberg Castle is listed in the book of Werner von Bolanden as a fief, together with the custom point in Bornhofen. The noble family of Bolanden stayed as lords of Sterrenberg Castle until the second half of the 13th century. From this early period, the bergfried and the first, inner shield wall have survived.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Silvermonkey1 (6 months ago)
It is really an experience to visit both castles. Sterrenberg Castle consists mainly of a castle ruin and the possibility to eat and drink something. The view from both castle ruins is simply overwhelming. With this castle ruin, the keep is simply a must and is open until 6 p.m. If you want to eat something with an extremely beautiful view, you've come to the right place. However, the Sterrenberg ruins are a lot larger than the Liebenstein ruins. It was a very nice day ?????
Claas (6 months ago)
We celebrated a beautiful wedding of our friends there. Service was totally great; very attentive and really nice. It was a great day. The music that played in the background all day was great ?
Eileen Aydemir (7 months ago)
A beautiful view and a great location. The service is unique. The staff are very attentive and accommodating. Food and drinks are world class.
stephanie conley (11 months ago)
Absolutely love it ! Great food wonderful hosts!
Simonne Verstraete (2 years ago)
Kasteel stelt weinig voor! Maar je kan op het gemak rondwandelen!
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