Lichtenberg Castle

Lichtenberg, Germany

The Lichtenberg Castle was first mentioned in 1197 and is considered one of the oldest of Staufer family castles in Germany. In 1357 the castle and the village sold to Count Eberhard den Greiner. The feudal rule existed until 1805.

The castle has been never destroyed. The late Romanesque chapel (1220-1230) has murals on from the mid-14th century. The gatehouse is gothic. The present appearance dates mainly from the 15th century, when the family Weiler made a major renovation.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Tasneem Barakat (13 months ago)
Wonderful view! Unfortunately we could not see the castle from inside
Sarah L (2 years ago)
The place was closed when we went, so I can't speak to the inside, but the outside was impressive and the view was lovely.
Matthias on Cars & Bikes (3 years ago)
Awesome walk and view over the valley…
Fleur X (5 years ago)
Childhood memories. Wonderful view :)
phillip miller (5 years ago)
Very nice castle beautiful view around a lot of grapevines they have tours small but beautiful great scenery so nice view to see when in Germany nice Castle
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