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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Václav Vracovský (14 months ago)
Beautiful place.
Levi Marks (14 months ago)
Interesting and well maintained castle ruin surrounded by quaint village.
Olena V (14 months ago)
Visiting this castle was a great experience. Even kids had fun. The views from different levels of the castle are beautiful!
Alex Place (2 years ago)
Great value for the money. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a nice little spot to grab a beer. They have a summer concert/play series and can see the calendar on the website.
Fai Nesbitt (2 years ago)
We went today and had a wonderful time. The grounds are well kept, clean, and aesthetically pleasing. This burgruine gave us a good workout as well. We will visit again when our family comes in the Fall Season.
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