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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3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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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 ...
Monika Tomczak (3 years ago)
Nice place to walk nothing else The entrance to the ruins is closed You have to make an appointment and of course payable No benches on the way But still, it's worth a walk upstairs because of the beautiful view
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