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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Martin Freimuth (7 months ago)
Cheap entrance (2 euro), small exhibition, well restored, really nice view from the tower.
Wil and Nancy Riggins (8 months 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 (9 months ago)
Great place, a lot of medieval stuff, awesome views. No bicycle routes to the town itself though, but still manageable.
Václav Vracovský (3 years ago)
Beautiful place.
Levi Marks (3 years ago)
Interesting and well maintained castle ruin surrounded by quaint village.
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