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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Kim S (33 days ago)
Well looked after. It's not too difficult to get to the top and the view is amazing!
Robert Charlton (42 days ago)
Great place to visit on mtb lots of tracks
Mart ina (11 months ago)
Very scary, tight stairs at the top. Not recomended for children.
Sridhar Reddy (2 years ago)
Nice view !!!
Marina Roganovic (2 years ago)
This is a wonderful hike. Pretty easy to get to - steep incline. Lovely views from all the way up.
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