Falkenstein Castle

Falkenstein, Germany

Falkenstein castle was originally built by the Bishop Tuto of Regensburg before 1074. The medieval stone castle was built in the early 13th century. It was expanded and rebuilt several times before the castle was burned down by the Swedes in 1634 (during Thirty Years' War). The decayed Falkenstein castle was restored in the 20th century. Today the castle is a museum, festival venue and restaurant.


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Founded: c. 1074
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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User Reviews

Lydia Holzreiter (2 months ago)
Great view from the sun terrace. Delicious food and good service. We were very satisfied. Unfortunately no photos of the food and the castle were taken.
Foteini Sapounaki (4 months ago)
I am a Greek tourist on my way through Bavaria. Falkenstein is a great lokation and a very nice restaurant. We had typical Bavaria food experience. Everything was very tasteful, the prices were correct and quite low compared to other restaurants we visited on our trip. Very good value for money. As well the innkeeper is a very friendly guy, who has enough time for his guests. It was a very pleasant experience for us with original Bavarian taste and with very warm hospitality service.
Franky (14 months ago)
Very nice view Food and service are good Prices are very moderate Definitely worth a visit Great view of the valley
Edel Weiss (15 months ago)
Delicious Bavarian-style food. Everything is available, from a small snack to a large meal. Even the little ones were thought of, portions were sufficient. The best view is directly from the castle wall of Burg Falkenstein. 5 stars for that alone. Seating is mostly on beer benches but also pleasantly in the shade in warm weather.
M H (2 years ago)
The castle and castle park are definitely worth seeing, beautiful, challenging hiking routes and a great view of Falkenstein and the surrounding area from the castle courtyard or the castle tower. The restaurant in the castle itself is closed until further notice as there is currently no leaseholder. However, this does not apply to the castle tavern in the inner courtyard, which is open. This can only be mentioned positively, the owner is absolutely passionate about it and is always ready to have fun. The prices are relatively cheap and you can also eat there.
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