Burg Hohenstein

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Recommended by 145 out of 154 hikers


  • Biene

    Highest point in the Nuremberg region, therefore, also beautiful view. The visit to the castle requires a bit off-road, but is highly recommended. In winter with snow ski lift operation with toboggan slope. Restaurants in the village, known are the puffs here served. You should feel like sweets already, the puffs are big and filled with plenty of cream.

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    • December 28, 2016

  • 〽️Markus

    The rock castle is located on the western outskirts of Hohenstein, the second highest village in Central Franconia. Its location is the summit plateau of the Hohenstein, which, at 624 meters, is the highest point in the northwest of the Pegnitz located part of the Hersbrucker Alb. The castle is based on this dolomite rock, 30 meters high and nearly vertical on three sides. It is the most distinctive landmark in the area and one of the area's best vantage points.

    The first beginnings of Hohenstein Castle probably go back to the 11th century. The first documentary mention, however, is detectable only for the year 1163. In the following centuries, there were several changes of power relations: From the Sulzbacher counts she first came into the possession of the Staufer. Derived from the previously used designation of this royal dynasty, the castle Hohenstein is sometimes referred to as Hohenstaufenburg today. Later, she came, among other things, still in the possession of Wittelsbacher, the Luxembourger and in the end again in the hands of the Bavarian dukes.

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    • February 15, 2016

  • Simonizer

    From the castle you have a fantastic view!

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    • January 22, 2017

  • Mpaege

    Great view and a few benches for a picnic.

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    • April 6, 2017

  • Alexander

    Nice view of the valley.

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    • June 20, 2017

  • ML

    Worthwhile goal. Very nice building collection. Lovingly cared for. Very beautiful view!

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    • May 5, 2020

  • Robert Metje

    Wow what a view

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    • June 21, 2020

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Best Hikes to Burg Hohenstein

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  • Easy
    3.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
  • Difficult
    12.7 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
Location: Kirchensittenbach, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation590 m

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