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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