Liebenzell Castle is a hill castle above the town of Bad Liebenzell. The fortification was once the most important castle in the Württemberg part of the Black Forest. The castle was built in the 12th century by the counts of Calw. In 1196 the counts of Eberstein were recorded as the castle's owners. From 1220 to 1230 the castle was extended. It was destroyed in the 16th century and in 1692 and rebuilt in 1954.

Today the castle is owned by the International Forum of Liebenzell Castle. It is used as a youth training centre for the Bad Liebenzell International Youth Forum and has a restaurant.

The castle comprises an irregular, pentagonal fortification with a mighty shield wall, into which a square bergfried with a garderobe has been integrated. The great hall (Palas) is decorated with ornamental ogival openings. The six-storey bergfried has a height of 32 metres and has an entrance six metres in height, a wall thickness of two metres and an area of about 9 by 9 metres.

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

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Fatemeh Hs (3 years ago)
A great walk with almost sharp slope to a nice tower
Arshad Advani (3 years ago)
Good experience.. Hiking is not so difficult here..
Andrew Knight (3 years ago)
Awesome Park.
Tomislav Martinjak (3 years ago)
Nice look at Bad Liebenzell!
Cyriac Panackal (4 years ago)
A wonderful place for training and short stay. Three buildings. Two are nearly 50 years old. And a new main building. Food served here is delicious. It also offers a wonderful view of the valley. If you walk down from the castle you can also visit the historical city wall.
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