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.


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


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Javier Belgrave (16 months ago)
They served only dessert when we went. Not sure if this is the norm. They also had coffee and other beverages. The view from the steeple is phenomenal on a clear day.
Andrew Fulton (16 months ago)
Ver y neat castle. It free of charge and has a good restaurant there that offers German food. The view is great from the tower in the middle and the sunsets are awesome.
R Flack (16 months ago)
Nice views, friendly staff. Three museums on property and was surprised to find one concentrating on fossils from the surrounding area. Museums prices are great.
Hunter Keiser (17 months ago)
Great spot for a day trip. It's a very nice castle with two museums. They have English translations for most of the exhibits and the restaurant staff speak English as well. There are great views of the surrounding area from the various towers and overlooks.
Margret Barner (17 months ago)
Burg Lichtenberg is awesome. I was especially impressed by the stuffed singing birds where visitors can listen to the birds' calls and afterwards test their knowledge. The view from the castle is hilarious.
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