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Burgruine Frauenstein

Burgruine Frauenstein

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Recommended by 78 out of 80 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Oberpfälzer Wald

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Location: Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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  • imso67😎

    Beautiful hike from Hannesried to the Frauenstein................

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    • January 6, 2023

  • The castle ruins are located on the summit of the Frauensteins, an elevation in the Upper Palatinate Forest between Gaistal, Winklarn and Weiding, 375 meters above the Aschatal. It is located at about 875 meters above sea level.
    The altitude of the castle ruin, however, is stated differently depending on the source:
    with 865 m and 875 m.
    In part, these different altitude data may be based on the fact that from 835 m high Frauenstein to southeast located 886 m high signal mountain a gradually rising ridge with several secondary peaks. The Frauenstein castle ruins lie on one of these side summits, which is slightly higher than the Frauenstein itself, but lower than the Signalberg. In the vicinity of the Frauenstein are the castles Reichenstein at Stadlern, Flossenbürg, Leuchtenberg, Trausnitz, Tännesberg, Gleiritsch, Murach House and Thannstein. In the Middle Ages (through the settlement area of the West Slavic Chodes, border guards of the kings of Bohemia to the Bavarian Nordgau), trade routes led to Pilsen and Prague.

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    • May 8, 2019

  • Nice hike from Altenschneeberg to the Frauenstein castle ruins

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    • January 8, 2022

  • The legend of Wild Hans von Altenschneeberg, who kidnapped his beloved Eleonora von Frauenstein and wanted to get married at Hirschstein Castle, can be read on a plaque

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    • January 23, 2022

  • If you are in the area you should definitely make a detour

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    • May 2, 2022

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Location: Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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