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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Sridhar Reddy (12 months ago)
Nice view !!!
Marina Roganovic (14 months ago)
This is a wonderful hike. Pretty easy to get to - steep incline. Lovely views from all the way up.
Ari Puhakka (2 years ago)
Place was closed when we visited there but we were able to climb up to The Tower. It was really scary, however The view from there up was fantastic.
mark hancock (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle with a square tower. Nice cafe at the top and you can wander on natural trails around there. Very close to an integrative healing center even higher up.
Fatemeh Hs (3 years ago)
A great walk with almost sharp slope to a nice tower
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