Ruine Greifenstein

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Recommended by 35 out of 35 mountain bikers


  • Thorsten

    High above the deeply cut Holzelfinger valley and on a mighty rock, once stood the castle Greifenstein. From the former proud castle today only wall remains are left. The main component of the castle was the keep - a strong tower that rose just behind the moat. Everything was crowding there, housing, fortifications, storage and prison. What has remained is the magnificent view of the surrounding countryside.

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    • October 2, 2016

  • Johannes

    Beautiful view over the Echaztal to the castle Lichtenstein and Schönberg.

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Michael

    Barbecue in the middle of the ruins, here you can enjoy the sausage with a view.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Vol
    • August 13, 2016

  • Ni⛰Li

    Super Trail, something for everyone 😀

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    • September 5, 2017

  • Ni⛰Li

    The castle Greifenstein is a group of castles, which consists of the castles Obergreifenstein and Untergreifenstein. You are on a rock at 755 m above sea level. NHN above the Holzelfinger valley near Lichtenstein in the district of Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg.The mountain castle was built by the Knights of Greifenstein in the 12th century to secure the surrounding valleys, destroyed in 1311 in the city war by Reutlingen and was in 1355 in the possession of Württemberg. From the former castle Obergreifenstein, whose keep was located directly behind the moat and around the apartment, store and dungeon crowded, remains of the ring wall are preserved. About 150 meters to the west of it are still small remnants of walls and ditches visible from the castle Untergreifenstein located on a narrow rock.

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    • September 5, 2017

  • Frank Forner

    Great view of Zellertal

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Alexander

    Great view.
    Can be combined with a nice tour on the Albtrauf.

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    • September 24, 2019

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Location: Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation750 m

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