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.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

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

More Information

www.burg-falkenstein.com

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mariana Anghel (3 months ago)
Un castel f vechi și f frumos. Merita vizitat. O panorama f frumoasa"!
ManuRulzUp Fitness (4 months ago)
HP kjewe h hi oh l
Marko Me (6 months ago)
Eine nette und schön anzusehende Burg. Jedoch kann man außer das Restaurant, die Burg nicht besichtigen. Lediglich ein Turmaufstieg ist mittels Drehkreuz und Einwurf passender Münzen möglich.
Eddy (6 months ago)
Einfach fantastisch. Der Burgturm bietet einen schönen Überblick über die Region (vorausgesetzt, man ist schwindelfrei). Die kleine Ausstellung an Folterinstrumenten im ersten Stockwerk ist interessant und lässt erahnen, was hier früher an Strafmaßnahmen möglich war. Tipp: 50 Cent passend dabei haben. Im Burgbereich gibt es auch viel zu entdecken. Die Burgschänke lädt zum Verweilen ein und bietet regionale Spezialitäten. Lohnenswert!
Alice Vonn (2 years ago)
Great food large portions great old world atmosphere.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Cháteau Comtal

The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.

The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.

The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.