Löwenburg Castle

Bad Honnef, Germany

Löwenburg castle was built around 1200 by the Counts of Sayn. Together with the Castle of Blankenberg high above the valley of river Sieg it secured their territory.  In the second half of the 13th century the old keep was torn down. Only then the castle whose ruins we see today was built. In the late Middle Ages the Löwenburg went through an eventful history until it fell to the Counts of Berg in 1484. It was destroyed in the Thirty Years War.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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RosTeK Vlog (9 months ago)
Very nice ruins od the old German castle located on on the hill with amazing view??????????
Mehul Wadhavekar (9 months ago)
The trek was great, beautiful roads.
Brian Goemans (13 months ago)
Eerie ruins on a misty day. Easy walk up, through bare forest, loads of dry leaves. Amazing that all these walls are still standing after so many years!
Iting Lin (2 years ago)
You will get rewarded for hiking all the way to the ruin. If someone in the review have said that from parking to the top takes about 3 km, then I would have skipped it. But it is doable even with a four year old child.
Aran Brown (3 years ago)
Amazing view but a tough run up
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