Weißenstein Castle

Lauterstein, Germany

Weißenstein castle was probablhy built in 1210 and it was first time mentioned in a document in 1241. It was moved into a possession of Rechberg Counts in 1384. The castle chapel altarpiece dates from 1471. The castle has been restored twice, in 1700 to the Baroque and in 1877 to neo-Gothic style.

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Founded: 1210
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Monika Klaus (12 months ago)
Very nice castle in a wonderful, white winter landscape. Unfortunately the museum was closed due to the corona.
Matthias Conrad (2 years ago)
Forellenbach
Wolf Ese (2 years ago)
Unfortunately not to be seen, as it is privately owned. But a nice photo opportunity.
Eberhard Alber (2 years ago)
Everything great. Highly recommended.
Daniel Gimmer (2 years ago)
I spent 35 years in the Lauterstein district of Weißenstein, grew up there and considered the castle to be "my own" - you can still dream in this form;) Beautifully situated on the slope in an idyllic (and on some days sunny) location, it is always worth a visit - especially an eye-catcher from the Weißensteiner Steige. In the meantime, the paths and walls have grown somewhat, but that doesn't detract from the charm of the property as a whole. Below is the Weißensteiner Städtle, in which the Lautersteiner city festival takes place every summer, a great backdrop that I associate with beautiful memories from my youth.
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