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.
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).
Adults € 5.00 | Reduced 4,50 € | Children 5-15 years 2,50 € | Children reduced 2.20 €
June 14, 2017
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.
April 11, 2017
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.
January 6, 2018
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.
June 24, 2019
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