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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Aran Brown (18 months ago)
Amazing view but a tough run up
Anabella (2 years ago)
Nice view of the Rhein:)
Petra Kiowska (2 years ago)
My favorite castle in this area. Good to link the journey down via Tretsbachtal path which is simply delightful.
Saurav Ranjan Mohapatra (2 years ago)
Once you reach on the top of the hill. It is completely worth the hike. absolutely scenic.
Menno Hoeboer (2 years ago)
Nice walk up the hill. Beautifull old forest. The ruin of the Löwenburg on top of the hill has been kept as authentic as possible. I consider that a big plus!
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