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Burgruine Weißenstein

Burgruine Weißenstein

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Recommended by 297 out of 305 mountain bikers

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  • Alexander

    From the plate you reach a path to the castle ruin Weissenstein. The descent is demanding and full of technical passages. But if you come there, you can enjoy a wonderful view on the castle ruins.

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    • October 22, 2018

  • Alexander

    Spectacular view and from the top you have a great view

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    • January 26, 2019

  • Rombea

    The ruin Weißenstein stands on the 863.5 m above sea level. NHN high white stone in the stone forest between Waldershof and Erbendorf in the northern Upper Palatinate. Although the Kleinburg has historically never played a major role, it is unique in its location in the middle of a bizarre stone formation. In 1995, hardly more than the keep on a high rock cliff and two collapse-prone walls about four meters high were recognizable. Other walls were possibly recognizable in the form of wall-like elevations. The company Steinwaldia Pullenreuth e. V. restored the remaining parts of the building between 1996 and 2000 with considerable expenditure of time and money and ensured the preservation of the cultural and historical monument. In an information pavilion, the hiker receives information about the history of the Weissenstein and the refurbishment of the facilities. The castle ruin Weißenstein is a magnet for hikers, but also a backdrop for concerts, theater performances and other cultural events.

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Sabine

    Weissenstein ruin, rarely seen so nice.

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Kat

    A beautiful place to take a break.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Christian & Agi

    The extensively restored castle ruin from the 12th century is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the stone forest. The keep (863 m above sea level) offers a wonderful panoramic view of the largest contiguous forest area in Central Europe: The view extends from the Upper Palatinate Forest to the Bohemian Forest and the Ore Mountains. The castle, which was excavated at the beginning of the 11th century, was used as a large Ganerbenburg (multi-family castle) until 1550, but was then abandoned - the temperatures at 850 m were probably the reason for this.

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    • June 19, 2020

  • ChrisR

    Great view and nice spot for a rest before driving downhill again

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    • May 31, 2017

  • ChrisR

    Great view of the surrounding places

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    • May 31, 2017

  • Ann

    In the middle of the forest rises an imposing castle ruin, which is to be explored. However, one should have no fear of heights at the wooden steps to the tower, and a little spirit of adventure in the height. If not, the view from the middle is already wonderful, without the thrill of the slightly rotten steps :-)

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    • August 18, 2018

  • 〽️artin-Ernst

    Easily accessible by bike or on foot ❗️

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    • October 22, 2018

  • Kaiser vom MTB-Blog www mtb-moments de

    Absolute tour worth seeing! One of the longest singletrack runs in the region! Be sure to climb the viewing platforms! View worth seeing!

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    • August 12, 2019

  • Otto S.

    A larger than life female bronze figure has been decorating the inner courtyard of the Weissenstein castle ruins for several days. The owner of the approximately 1000-year-old castle complex, Eberhard Freiherr von Gemmingen-Hornberg from Friedenfels, commissioned the local sculptor Engelbert Süß from Pfreimd with the design. Rippling hair, sensual forms and fine structures on body and clothing of the figure were designed by the artist. Kunst am Weißenstein wants to realize the baron with his idea. A woman as the connection between heaven and earth, in the broadest sense "Mother Earth", represents the larger-than-life figure.
    Source: Excerpt from the Onetz from 24.09.2009

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Otto S.

    The ruin Weißenstein stands on the 863.5 m above sea level. NHN high white stone in the stone forest between Waldershof and Erbendorf in the northern Upper Palatinate. It offers an excellent view over the contiguous forest area.
    Source: Wikipedia
    According to excavation finds, the castle was built at the beginning of the 11th century. In the 14th century, it was expanded as far as can be seen since the last renovation from 1997 to 2002. Until 1550 it was used as a spacious Ganerbenburg (multi-family castle). A few years later she was abandoned as a residence. The temperatures at more than 850 m altitude were probably the main reason for this. The successor castles in Poppenreuth and Friedenfels are more than 200 m and 300 m lower.
    Source: Upper Palatinate Forest

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Roland

    Most beautiful view and great place

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Gabriele

    The Weißenstein ruin is a beautiful destination and from its observation cockpit offers in clear weather wonderful views.

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    • October 22, 2019

  • Sabine

    The ruin wow, rarely seen as round rock formations.

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Timber

    My personal favorite ruin in the area. Absolutely gigantic location and all-round view. No matter what the season

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    • June 6, 2019

  • Dieter Michael T

    Burg Weissenstein dates back to the 13th century, the ruins are fantastic, it is worth to look and drive in the middle of the bike.
    And, if you stay there with a bike, you feel like knight on a bike ...

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    • July 18, 2019

  • ChrisR

    The ruin Weißenstein is absolutely worth seeing and you have a great view

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    • May 31, 2017

  • René

    Great round with beautiful sights, great views, stop with delicious blueberry cake, finally a cool dip in the pond. Perfect. Also feasible with athletic children. Only for the singletrack you should have the wheel under control. The trail is but umfahrbar. All in all, top and nice area.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Wenzi

    Beautiful sight in the stone forest, is on the way to the chapel and the Upper Palatinate Tower

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    • August 23, 2019

  • Andi 😎🚴

    An imposing castle ruin that can be explored on several paths and stairs. From the top you have a great all-round view and there is even a bench to linger.

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Andy Weiden

    Good for a rest, interesting ruin

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    • May 18, 2019

  • Wenzi

    The Weißenstein castle ruins are very worth seeing and interesting.

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    • September 17, 2019


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Location: Waldershof, Tirschenreuth, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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