Lichteneck Castle Ruins

Hecklingen, Germany

First mention of the Lichteneck castle dates from 1282 as a property of the Counts of Freiburg. The castle was destroyed on 15 April 1675 by General Vaubrun. Since then, the castle has been ruined.

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Founded: 1282
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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3.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Tibor Resze (3 months ago)
Unfortunately it is closed because it is privat property
Chase Sillevis (2 years ago)
Nice hike, castle is closed unless you book a tour.
Kathleen Fröhlich (2 years ago)
It is very nice if you ride your bike up you will be rewarded with a great view
Hartba 98 (2 years ago)
Beautiful in itself. The view was also okay, but unfortunately no seating or benches to have a snack. So to make a short detour it's nice but not a blatant highlight ? Maybe 3 stars but we decided on two ?
Kurdo Kolenko (3 years ago)
A fairytale-like castle, among vineyards on a hill, I was expecting a princess or grandmother Yaga at any moment ...
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