Burg Frankenstein

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Recommended by 282 out of 295 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The residence of the Frankenstein noble family has a history of more than 900 years. Until the late 16th century, the Frankensteins were a respected and wealthy princely family, as you can still tell by the size of the castle today. With the strengthening of the Kurhessichen princes, however, they lost influence and sold their castle in 1662 to the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Since this was only interested in the lands, he degenerated the very well-kept castle. The castle was used again and again as a quarry for newly emerging buildings and only in the 19th century, the plant was partially repaired. Grand Duke Ludwig III. let the castle rebuild in the style of the castle romanticism. The present appearance dates from this time and reminds only in parts of the original form of the castle. The mighty ramparts and towers still give a nice picture of medieval castles, and after a visit the castle's own restaurant attracts.

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    • December 21, 2017

  • Stefan K.

    For scary fans, the Halloween festival is a must.
    Nearby are the magnet stones. Hold on to your compass, because he's really crazy here. Just try ......

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Traveler

    Frankenstein castle 🏰 (German: Burg Frankenstein) is a medieval hilltop castle in the Odenwald overlooking the city of Darmstadt in Germany. It is alleged that this castle may have been an inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_Castle

    • December 28, 2016

  • Ralf

    The Frankenstein Castle is located southeast of the Darmstadt district Eberstadt on district of the community Mühltal and is the northernmost of a series of castles and castle ruins on the western edge of the Odenwaldes overlooking the Rhine valley. Small kiosk on the castle available.

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Steff

    The castle is relatively well preserved and conveys a historic flair, beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking views of the Rhine-Main area, beautiful location, legendary Halloween event ... always a great destination.

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    • September 7, 2016

  • Ralf

    Very well preserved castle with a great view from the tower.
    Creepy as the name implies: Frankenstein

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Stefan Gerdes

    "Frankenstein Castle stands on a 370-meter-high spur of the Langenberg, first mentioned in a document of Conrad II in 1252 by Breuberg and his wife Elisabeth von Weiterstadt." From the wording of the document "super castro in frangenstein" ( "Castle on the Frankenstein"), however, it is clear that the castle was already built and used at that time, but the exact time of its construction is uncertain, assuming that it dates back to Franconian times, most historians believe it was built around 1240 . " (Wikipedia)

    So much should not be scared of the name, Mary Shelley's eponymous novel is from 1818.

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Ralf

    The trail runs directly below Frankenstein Castle.
    Here you can smell all sorts of herbs.

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    • March 16, 2017

  • cabi

    Beautiful castle ruins / remnants with sightseeing possibility
    Branch office registry office likewise on castle
    The restaurant is usually overstrained, some waiting times for eating up to an hour.
    The kiosk is usually fast.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Frank W. Snickers

    Very busy in the time around Halloween. Otherwise a nice highlight on a hike.

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Boris

    Excellent! With good visibility top!

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Steff

    Start here on the adventure trail

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    • August 19, 2016

  • cabi

    various Kräter in a garden prepared with Tafen and description

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Boris

    Historic castle hosting a great event on Halloween

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    • March 6, 2018

  • Wanderfee

    nice view from the castle

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Harwin

    Barefoot Path lets one feel the senses of nature and his own body.
    Sand, corks, bark, stones, wood are just some of the barefoot path stages

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    • July 2, 2017

  • Abc Def

    Magnetic stones at the north end of the castle

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    • February 13, 2020

  • Boris

    Beautiful garden at the foot of the castle

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Boris

    Well-known castle but there are better ones in the area

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    • September 6, 2017

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Location: Mühltal, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation440 m

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