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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Matthew Sherman (10 months ago)
Interesting castle ruin. We enjoyed exploring and the view from the tower.
A V (12 months ago)
A proud castle enthroned on the crest of Obenoberpfalzer hills. Castle's exposition is small, but nevertheless worth attention, so are the "dungeons" and "dinnerhall". Bergfied is built on top of the rock formation (in the best traditions of Oberpfalz castle architechtural traditions) and is open for visitors providing breathtaking view over Lerautal and Goldbachschlage regardless of the weather conditions and time of the year. Attention: stairs in Bergfried are narrow, so it is one way route, newly built wooden floors and decks in Leuchtenburg are indeed slippery when wet. The area provides bonus hike route - Burgrundweg which includes rocky Steinbruch pond and mesosoic rock formations: Hohesbauml and Teufelsbutterfass, polished by millions of years under the ocean and resting now among the pine forest. P.S. entry is 2EUR and parking is free.
Martin Freimuth (2 years ago)
Cheap entrance (2 euro), small exhibition, well restored, really nice view from the tower.
Wil and Nancy Riggins (2 years ago)
We combined a hike with this visit. Great walk up to the castle. 2 Euros each to enter was reasonable. Very clean WC available there at no cost. Narrow staircase going up but The view was amazing, definitely worth the effort.
Vlad Oksin (2 years ago)
Great place, a lot of medieval stuff, awesome views. No bicycle routes to the town itself though, but still manageable.
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