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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Michal Pavliš (13 months ago)
Amazing view from top. Ruin itself is not much interesting.
Reinder Bolt (15 months ago)
Great place for a long or short walk. Even a trailrun. Especially during autumn or winter. Single trials and marked routes. Also suitable for mountainbikers on marked routes. Small villages and stunning view from the castle.
Dunia Sforzin (2 years ago)
My favorite place in Bonn. With good weather you will have a perfect view to cologne and the sourrounding areas.
Bert Green (2 years ago)
Quite a hike unless you drive to the restaurant first, but the views from the top are impressive. The ruins themeselves are pretty cool as well. Well worth the hike.
Eesha Bansal (2 years ago)
A hike to the ruins is highly recommended but be warned, it is steep and needs a certain level of fitness. Although one can drive up to the Löwenburg parking and then simply do a 10 mins climb to the ruins. A panoramic view of the Rhine awaits!
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