Ruine Weißenstein

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Recommended by 127 out of 131 hikers

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    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.

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    • 01/28/2018

  • Timber

    The season does not matter here. Every hike here is restful.

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    • 01/04/2019

  • Birgit

    More information below. burgruine-weissenstein.de

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    • 05/30/2017

  • Reimund B.

    Easy hike in the nature park Steinwald. One of the most beautiful castle ruins. Wonderful view from the tower.

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    • 10/15/2017

  • Acinos

    old castle ruin in the forest with great views

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    • 07/30/2014

  • Acinos

    Beautifully restored ruin with great views from the tower.

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    • 05/28/2017

  • Pierre

    Nice tour for hiking and biking.

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Pierre

    Nice tour for hiking and biking.

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Pierre

    Nice tour for hiking and biking.

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Pierre

    Nice tour for hiking and biking.

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    • 05/01/2018

  • Pierre

    Beautiful castle ruins with foresight from the tower

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    • 05/02/2018

  • BoMu

    Upstairs from the tower you have a great view.

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    • 06/15/2018

  • Naxxos

    In the information temple below the castle ruin the history of the ruin Weißenstein is explained very clearly.

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    • 07/26/2018

  • Naxxos

    The view from the tower over the stone forest is magnificent and worth the short effort of the somewhat steep ascent.

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    • 07/29/2018

  • Naxxos

    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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    • 07/30/2018

  • Otto S.

    The castle ruin Weißenstein always offers itself for a nice Sunday excursion.

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    • 10/07/2018

  • Ini

    Nice hike, well signposted and a beautiful ruin.

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    • 10/11/2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Fantastic remains of early architecture. Top view of tower.
    Further information can be found under the following link:
    burgruine-weissenstein.de

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    • 10/24/2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Fantastic remains of early architecture.
    Bombastic view of keep.
    Further information can be found under the following link:
    burgruine-weissenstein.de

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    • 10/24/2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Who did not see the info temple (for example ich🤣)
    Receive the required information at the following source:
    burgruine-weissenstein.de

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    • 10/24/2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Fabulous view at the top of Bergfried aus

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    • 10/24/2018

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Fantastic remains of early architecture.
    Bombastic view from the keep.
    Further information can be found under the following link:
    burgruine-weissenstein.de

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    • 10/24/2018

  • ThK

    Gigantic all-round view, if you climb the stairs !!!

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    • 11/03/2018

  • ThK

    Unfortunately grown so strong that there is no longer a look

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    • 01/15/2019


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Location: Waldershof, Tirschenreuth, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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