Burgruine Lichtenberg

Burgruine Lichtenberg

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  • Stephan

    The castle Lichtenberg was probably built in the 12th century, today are still impressive wall remains. After the destruction of the castle in the second Margrave War in 1554 1560 was a castle-like new building, which was burned again in 1634 in the 30-year war. After reconstruction, the castle burned down again in 1682 and was not rebuilt.

    On the seven-meter-high foundation of the former keep, in 1936, a 25-meter-high observation tower was built, which unfortunately is not always open. Events are often held on the grounds, so it's probably worth taking a look at the Lichtenberg city website.

    From the ruins you have a very good view to the north.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Frankenwald

    The keep on the castle ruins Lichtenberg offers a wonderful view over the Franconian Forest and into Thuringia.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Frankenwald

    The castle ruins Lichtenberg has been wonderfully restored and is always on the first weekend in September venue of the medieval castle festival. This is organized by the castle friends honorary and you will find there from medieval food over medieval music and bath tubs to blacksmith and martial arts everything that the medieval fan heart desires.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Very well preserved castle wall.
    Probably one of the most beautiful castle ruins here in the wider area.
    A visit is worth it.

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Tatjana 👣🏞️🍺

    The castle Lichtenberg is the ruin of a spur castle at 558 m above sea level. NHN in the north of the city of Lichtenberg on the western edge of the Selbitztal. The city belongs to the district Hof in the Bavarian administrative district Upper Franconia.

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    • April 13, 2019

  • Witwe Bolte

    The HL is incorrectly positioned. The tower is clearly visible approx. 60 m NW from here. (reported)

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    • November 11, 2020

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Location: Vogtland, Saxony, Germany


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