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Burg Frankenstein

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Martina

    Every year on Halloween there is a huge scary spectacle.

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    • June 22, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jochen

    Castle ruins above Eberstadt. In autumn there is probably a well-known Halloween spectacle. In the small chapel it is possible to get married - this is indicated by the interior and the registration plate. Since Mary Shelley was once on a trip here in the area, there are suspicions that she may have been inspired by the castle for her novel. I think the castle restaurant is an absolute building sin!

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    • February 22, 2020

  • 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

  • cabi

    various Kräter in a garden prepared with Tafen and description

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Ralf

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

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    • March 16, 2017

  • 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

  • Frank W. Snickers

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

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Nicolet

    Great castle with many angles to explore and tower to climb. Even open at Corona (May 8th, 2020), with a separation system, so that no more than 100 people enter the premises at the same time. There is also a kiosk with a few seats

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    • May 9, 2020

  • 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

  • Dagmar 🥾

    Castle with refreshments. Large parking lot. Start for hikes.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Boris

    Excellent! With good visibility top!

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    • August 19, 2017

  • Boris

    Beautiful garden at the foot of the castle

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    • September 3, 2017

  • Steff

    Start here on the adventure trail

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    • August 19, 2016

  • Hans-Jörg

    Frankenstein Castle after a rainstorm. Nice all-round view. From Mannheim to Frankfurt and in the northern Odenwald

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    • September 29, 2019

  • A. Winterlich

    This well-preserved castle, supplemented by gastronomy, on the "Burgensteig" hiking trail is accessible to hikers on many beautiful trails. But motorized tourists are also made comfortable with an access road ...

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    • May 7, 2020

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    I only knew the good old Frankenstein Castle only as a motorcyclist. But you can also rediscover them completely when hiking.

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    • July 22, 2020


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

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