About halfway between Kaiserslautern and Trier lies the castle Lichtenberg - the largest castle in the Palatinate and one of the largest castles in Germany.
Its more than 800 years old walls have been listed since 1895. Today, the castle with its diverse gastronomic and cultural offer a popular destination, which also offers accommodation.
Every visitor will love the charming location of the castle in the heart of the Palatinate mountains. This romantic spot invites you to discover and linger.
Easter Aquhorthies stone circle, located near Inverurie, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle, and one of the few that still have their full complement of stones. It consists of a ring of nine stones, eight of which are grey granite and one red jasper. Two more grey granite stones flank a recumbent of red granite flecked with crystals and lines of quartz. The circle is particularly notable for its builders' use of polychromy in the stones, with the reddish ones situated on the SSW side and the grey ones opposite.
The placename Aquhorthies derives from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning 'field of prayer', and may indicate a 'long continuity of sanctity' between the Stone or Bronze Age circle builders and their much later Gaelic successors millennia later. The circle's surroundings were landscaped in the late 19th century, and it sits within a small fenced and walled enclosure. A stone dyke, known as a roundel, was built around the circle some time between 1847 and 1866–7.