Ruine Reußenstein

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  • Thorsten

    According to a legend by Wilhem Hauff, the castle was built by the traveling home of Heimenstein. In fact, the castle was built around 1270. From here until the late Middle Ages, the only Albaufstieg from the Neidlinger valley to controlled. Later, there were changing tenants, who were responsible for the castle together with the brick yard. 1964 acquired the circle Nürtingen the plant.

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    • September 26, 2016

  • Heinz

    Ruin Reussenstein - legendary with a wide view
    Above Neidlingen lies the Reußenstein, the landmark of the Neidlinger valley. The castle was built at the end of the 13th century and controlled the oldest and until the late Middle - only single Alb climb from the Neidlinger valley.

    Already around 1301, the first known lord of the Reussenstein is detectable, a knight Diethoh vom Stain. In the middle of the 16th century, the castle began to decay. In 1846, the last lynx in Germany was killed at Reußenstein. The ruin was secured and supplemented in the mid-60s of the 20th century.

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    • May 22, 2017

  • Mara

    Very nice view of the castle Reußenstein. Also reasonably suitable for people with vertigo. (🙋🏽♀️ <- I) One should still be careful, there is no railing. Even children should be supervised.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Stefan

    Since I often look over the ruin I can those who are not sure because of the previous comments that the ruin is now fully accessible, only the way below is still locked

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    • October 27, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The ruin Reußenstein is the ruin of a rock castle above Neidlingen in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg. Today, Reußenstein is a popular destination for climbers and hikers and is one of the most visited castles in the Alb. [1] The Reußenstein Ruin was named Monument of the Month December 2012 by the Denkmalstift Baden-Württemberg.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Some vantage points are well-known, others rather insider tips - but they all have one thing in common: unique views over the beautiful landscape of the .... The ruin Reußenstein stands boldly on the towering rock reef on the northern edge of the Swabian Alb, northwest of Wiesensteig.
    Below the castle ruins is a viewing platform from which one has a great view over parts of the Alb.

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Lucas

    Great view of the valley and the castle ruins!

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Mara

    Wonderful view over the valley. On the Reußenstein you can actually observe the entire valley from the outside through different steps and balconies.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • Dietwald Schulz

    The castle Ruins Reußenstein is well maintained and accessible. On the road 1430 above Neidlingen is a large paved parking lot with access to the ruins (about 300 m). The restaurant in Hofgut Reußenstein (about 1000 meters away) is only open from 1 May.

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    • April 7, 2018

  • Diana Secker

    How do I get from the waterfalls to Reußenstein despite being blocked? About the Schlösslesweg? Or is he also locked?

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    • May 2, 2018

  • Mara

    On the Reußenstein you can actually observe the entire valley from the outside through different steps and balconies. In winter you have to be a little careful, because the steps can be covered with ice.

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    • May 5, 2018

  • Rika123

    ... well preserved castle ruins
    ... 760 m asl.
    ... Felsenburg with main, fore and lower castle
    ... great view of the Neidlinger valley
    ... Memorial of the Month 12/2012

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Stephan

    One of the most beautiful ruins of the Swabian Alb!

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Kathrina

    A great destination that you can reach on short or longer distance. Especially for children a highlight of the maybe annoying walk.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • MonacoTrail

    The legend of the genesis, which Wilhelm Hauff tells in his historical-romantic novel "Lichtenstein" (1826), is based on a poem by Gustav Schwab, who immigrated around the Alb around 1820 and who probably picked up a local narrative: The Giant of Heimenstein opposite, artisans from all over the country drummed together to build the castle on the narrow rock, for a good reward, as he promised. When the finished structure had defects, because a last nail had not hit the dizzying abyss, he refused the payment until the defect was remedied. No one dared until a brave repairman appeared, who wanted to win the hand of the daughter of his master, who was not weighed him. The giant rewarded this courage by helping the young man to solve the difficult task. Then he paid all and bequeathed the locksmith the castle.
    If the heroes are princes in ordinary fairy tales, it is a simple artisan: Swabian is not.

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    • May 12, 2019

  • Lucas

    We had a good view of the castle ruins at top weather.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Lucas

    One of many old castle ruins on the Swabian Alb with good views.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Lucas

    Small old castle ruins with beautiful views and nearby barbecue areas, certainly worth a visit 👍🏻

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Klaus Klose

    was there last week .... is still locked ....

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    • September 16, 2015

  • Tim Herold

    Due to the danger of falling rocks, it is not possible to visit the ruin at the moment!

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    • October 26, 2014

  • Werner

    Very beautiful hiking landscape on the Albtrauf

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    • July 11, 2016

  • MarcusH.

    Nice ruin with great views

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Lukas Blomquist

    Wonderful place, ruin very well maintained, unique view

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    • January 19, 2019

  • Lukas Blomquist

    Wonderful super well maintained ruin with great views

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    • January 19, 2019


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Location: Neidlingen, Esslingen, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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