Leuchtenberg Castle

Leuchtenberg, Germany

Leuchtenberg Castle was built around 1300 by the landgraves of Leuchtenberg, an influential medieval aristocratic family. Presumably there was already a fortification on the hill before. The noble family died in 1646. After the death of the last landgrave, the castle deteriorated rapidly, in 1842 it was completely destroyed in a major fire.

In the 20th century the castle ruins wer restored and today it is used as an open-air stage and is the venue of the annual castle festival Leuchtenberg.

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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Günter Rudolf (2 years ago)
Super LTO
David Freeman (2 years ago)
Great castle to visit. Takes about 30min to walk around entire castle.
Karol Frankowski (2 years ago)
Fantastic place for chilling
Kurtis Van Allen (2 years ago)
A lovely place to relax!
Lorelei Petry (3 years ago)
Gorgeous castle ruins with some incredible views! I'm looking forward to the historical festival they have here as well.
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