In the middle of the stone forest stands on a rock spur the well-preserved castle ruins Weissenstein. At the end of the 13th century there was already a simple fortified castle, but the expansion to a massive stone castle took place later. The castle changed hands at the beginning of the 14th century. The nobility Notthafft, who were now the lords of the castle, built the castle generously. In the battles for the Bavarian throne, the castle was damaged and repaired again and again makeshift.
In the middle of the 16th century, the castle was completely abandoned and fell rapidly. It was only in the 1990s that a club was formed, which made it their goal to preserve the castle. At this time, only the dilapidated keep and some remains of the wall were preserved.
With much effort, the castle could be protected from further decay and today you can explore the various levels of the castle via wooden stairs. From the restored keep, you have a phenomenal view over the Steinwald and the Upper Palatinate.
From 1997 the association Steinwaldia Pullenreuth e. V. (steinwaldia.de) with the renovation of the castle ruins and rehabilitates them carefully stone by stone. The result is amazing - one of the most spectacular ruins of the Upper Palatinate.Source: Association Steinwaldia e.V. Pullenreuth
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