Burg Falkenstein/Harz

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 162 out of 171 hikers

Tips

  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    The castle Falkenstein stands out as a jewel over the Selketal in the eastern Harz. Even from afar, it can be seen on arrival. From the other side of the valley, the Ackeburg, you also have a very good view. The castle is completely preserved and serves as a museum. Many interesting exhibits give historical insights. The tower offers a view, from which one can overlook the Selketal. Seasonally take place here knight and castle festivals. A falconer practices his craft here. Here you can even hold a wedding. In front of the gate is the stamp post 200 of the Harzer hiking pin.

    translated byView Original
    • July 10, 2016

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    The then owners of Falkenstein Castle, who were evicted and expropriated from there in the last days of the war (2nd Worldwar), hid most of their valuable belongings (jewelery, weapons, porcelain, etc.) directly in the castle walls and only after the reunification (!) answered this and gave away the hiding place.
    During the entire GDR era, nobody had discovered!
    Today you walk over a glass plate embedded in the ground, which shows this hiding place - the centuries-old treasures are partially exhibited.
    A true story and just amazing!

    translated byView Original
    • October 13, 2018

  • Kalle & Danny

    - Exhibitions in more than 30 rooms on more than 1.000 sqm

    - Educational projects and guided tours

    - A falcon farm showing birds of prey in free flight

    - the possibility to be married - civil, ecclesiastical or both

    - numerous events for all ages

    and many impressions.
    Source (Falkenstein Castle)

    translated byView Original
    • December 14, 2016

  • Bärchen

    Very beautiful castle in the Harz. Nice festivities for Walpurgisnacht and you can get married there 👰.

    translated byView Original
    • May 6, 2019

  • codo786

    Very well-preserved castle, falconry demonstration, many showpieces ... Recommended!

    translated byView Original
    • May 5, 2018

  • Kalle & Danny

    High above the Selke, in the middle of the nature reserve, rises Falkenstein Castle on a mountain spur. In 1120, Burchard was first mentioned by the Konradsburg as Herr zu Falkenstein and since 1155 the Falkensteiner appear as counts. The last of the sexes, Burchard V., transfers the castle with all possessions to the bishop of Halberstadt in 1332 and withdraws into the spiritual life. Two years later he dies as a canon in Halberstadt. After about one hundred years episcopal rule take over 1437 the lords of the Asseburg the plant. Your intensive construction activity in the 15.-17. Century preserves however the medieval basic character of the castle. In the 19th century, the present counts of the Asseburg-Falkenstein acquire the dignity of a Prussian court hunter. On her behalf, the Prussian architect F. A. Stüler designed some interiors in the style of the "Babelsberg" Neo-Gothic. No longer in line with contemporary tastes, this version was removed again in the 20th century. The present appearance of the castle reflects the interplay of historical periods, such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Let your eyes wander in the courtyard, follow the rich framework of the women's house, the Gothic chapel window, the manor house with its Romanesque stone foundation and finally the three towers of the castle. The well house in the courtyard protects the cistern, which was carved 20m deep into the rock of greywacke at the time of the founders. Inside the castle visitors will find paintings, furniture, tableware and valuable hunting weapons from 5 centuries. On the ground floor of the south wing is the late Gothic "Old Kitchen", which is one of the few working castle kitchens. From the kitchen, a staircase leads up to the "Knight's Hall". This is one of the most beautiful rooms of the castle and a richly decorated table is reminiscent of the time of the Prussian royal court hunts. Open to visitors in the 19th century, in 1946 a museum in the castle opened its doors. Since 1998, the Museum Burg Falkenstein has been run by the Foundation Palaces, Castles and Gardens of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt, which also owns the property.
    Source (falkenstein-harz.de/verzeichnis/objekt.php?mandat=39427)

    translated byView Original
    • February 5, 2017

  • Uwe

    Very nice castle complex. Entrance fees € 6.50 per adult.

    translated byView Original
    • July 9, 2017

  • Klaus

    Starting point Degenershausen or parking garden house. However, adequate change ready for parking fee, the machine does not change, does not accept bills and cards.

    translated byView Original
    • May 10, 2018

  • Bärchen

    Very nice castle complex. You can also great celebrate the Walpurgisnacht. 🧙♀️

    translated byView Original
    • May 3, 2019

  • Evildeadchen

    This castle is worth a visit. You should definitely admire the castle tower and the view to Selketal

    translated byView Original
    • December 22, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Probably the best preserved castle in the Harz

    translated byView Original
    • December 22, 2017

  • der Alte

    Unfortunately, the Selkemühle is closed as a cafe for several years, so the way there is so free.

    translated byView Original
    • April 13, 2018

  • Tilo

    The bird of prey demonstration should not be missed

    translated byView Original
    • May 22, 2017

  • Holger

    Pure history! A tour is worth it! Was often movie set.

    translated byView Original
    • January 18, 2018

  • Uwe

    Very nice castle complex. Entrance fees € 6.50 per adult.

    translated byView Original
    • July 9, 2017

  • Uwe

    Very nice castle complex. Entrance fees € 6.50 per adult.

    translated byView Original
    • July 9, 2017

  • Holger

    Wild, romantic and dangerous. Always an experience!

    translated byView Original
    • January 18, 2018

  • Flash1909
    • November 10, 2014

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility

    translated byView Original
    • December 13, 2016

  • Uwe

    Very nice castle complex. Entrance fees € 6.50 per adult.

    translated byView Original
    • July 9, 2017

  • Holger

    Pure history, it's worth the detour!

    translated byView Original
    • January 18, 2018

  • metaph3r

    To get to the restaurant you have to pay admission.

    translated byView Original
    • May 18, 2018

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    The Selketal can also be excellently explored by bicycle.

    translated byView Original
    • March 1, 2017

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility. A visit to the castle you should not miss!

    translated byView Original
    • March 1, 2017


In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Burg Falkenstein/Harz

Location: Falkenstein/Harz, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Information

  • Elevation360 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Falkenstein/Harz