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Lichtenstein Gutenberg Castle in Germany

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Lichtenstein castle stands creepy, but at the same time somehow enchanting in the steep, steep cut in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Very close to the castle Lichtenstein is situated the town, Honau. There is the province of Baden-Württemberg.

Building castles in the form in which is preserved today, is inspired by the novel Lichtenstein, by William Hauff, which was published in 1826. After reading the novel, Count William of Urach decided to build a beautiful palace complex which reflects the descriptions of Wilhelm Hauff. Previously, in 1802 the castle and surrounding land were owned by King Frederick I of Württemberg, who built a hunting lodge.

The steep rock on which the dignified castle stands today rises above the picturesque, Echaz Valley. The historical fort at this location indicates a fortress that was built back in 1200, in the following centuries it was destroyed twice, once in 1311 and again in 1381. After the two attacks the castle Lichtenstein was fully restored, but the following centuries it was left to tumble and fall.

Today in the beautiful Lichtenstein you can see interesting and very rich collections of historical weapons, armor and precious objects. 200 meters from the castle, built of "bright stone", as its name states, is built a special car parking for visitors. From April to October Lichtenstein castle is open to visitors daily from 9:00 am until 17:30 pm. In November, February and March months, the castle offers public visits only on weekends and on the days of public holidays. In December and January, Lichtenstein castle is closed for visitors.

Lichtenstein Castle

During the tourist tour of the Lichtenstein castle, which lasts about 30 minutes the tour guide will tell you about the past of Lichtenstein and will show you a tour of the garden, hall with special weapons and the chapel in the castle. You will visit the drinking main hall and the knight’s hall, the so called heraldic room and room with panoramic windows from which offers a beautiful view of the low underrun valley.



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