Burg Pottenstein

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  • Wolly

    Pottenstein Castle is one of the oldest castles in Franconian Switzerland and houses a castle museum. It rises on a cliff above the town of Pottenstein in the Upper Franconian district of Bayreuth in Bavaria.
    burgpottenstein.de

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    • May 12, 2016

  • Maren Ingrid

    The castle Pottenstein was probably founded in the 11th century by Botho of Carinthia and was originally to secure the area between Obermain and Pegnitz owned by the Babenberg Margrave of Schweinfurt. It is now a privately owned and populated museum after almost 700 years of membership of the Bamberg bishopric. Even a holiday apartment is set up in the Belétage des Palas.

    Opening hours:
    Saturday 29th April until Sunday 29th October 2017
    Wednesdays - Sundays, in addition to bank holidays on Mondays and Tuesdays
    from 10:00 to 17:00, admission until 16:30

    Winter break November to April (higher prices apply):
    The visit for larger groups is by prior arrangement in the winter break and outside the regular opening hours possible (info phone 09243/7221 or 7331).

    Prices:
    Adults € 5.00 | Reduced 4,50 € | Children 5-15 years 2,50 € | Children reduced 2.20 €

    burgpottenstein.de
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Pottenstein

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    • June 14, 2017

  • Söhni 🏃

    The Franconian Switzerland and especially the area around the rock town of Pottenstein is not unjustly considered one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Germany. Untouched nature, rugged rock valleys and extensive Jurahochflächen offer ideal conditions for every taste and every level of difficulty. The hiker is accompanied by many man-made and traditional buildings. It is the land of bizarre rock formations, valleys, caves and mills. The castle Pottenstein lies high on a rock massif. From the surrounding plateaus you have a great view of the castle and the rock town of Pottenstein.

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    • April 11, 2017

  • Christian

    Great castle situated on a beautiful rock.

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    • September 11, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    Pottenstein Castle is one of the oldest castles in Franconian Switzerland and houses a castle museum. It rises on a cliff above the town of Pottenstein in the Upper Franconian district of Bayreuth in Bavaria.

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    • January 6, 2018

  • 〽️Markus

    Traditionally, the parish of Pottenstein in the district of Bayreuth celebrates the lights procession every year on Epiphany. More than ten thousand visitors are expected each year on the 6th of January to watch the magic of the more than 100 log fires on the rocks around Pottenstein.

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Wastl

    One of the oldest castles of Franconian Switzerland.

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    • January 8, 2018

  • Wastl

    The decision of Eternal Worship or the Festival of Lights in Pottenstein takes place every year on Epiphany

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    • January 6, 2018

  • Ge⚽️rg

    Great view of Pottenstein

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    • March 24, 2018

  • Willigipfel

    With over 1000 years, Pottenstein Castle is the oldest castle in the Free State of Bavaria. The ascent from the lower castle to the upper castle and the old walls are very romantic. The exhibition includes historical finds from the history of the castle.
    The view from the upper castle is fascinating-terrific.

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Naxxos

    More than 20,000 visitors annually attract this grandiose, fiery spectacle.

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Tom

    The climb is worth-great panoramic view.

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    • March 16, 2018

  • Wastl

    Great view in every season

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    • March 20, 2018

  • Ingo

    Great as the castle over the rock town taunts

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    • June 21, 2018

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Location: Pottenstein, Bayreuth, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Elevation460 m

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