Schloss Lichtenstein

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Recommended by 228 out of 235 hikers


  • Sandra

    A castle like a book. And that's really true in this case. The inspiration for the reconstruction of the Lichtenstein ruin in 1842 was provided by Wilhelm Hauff's novel "Lichtenstein" from 1826. It looks like this: a real fairytale castle, dangerously built on a hillside.

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    • March 28, 2015

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    The castle is located on the Albtrauf the Swabian Alb at an altitude of 817 m above sea level. NN above the valley of the Echaz, which rises as a small tributary of the Neckar about 250 meters lower in the valley. About 500 meters southeast of the castle are remains of the ruins of the medieval castle Alt-Lichtenstein ("Alter Lichtenstein").

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    • January 26, 2017

  • Roman Domhardt + Zera vom Laucherttal

    Next to the castle Lichtenstein is the restaurant and Waldcafé Altes Forsthaus, which offers a magnificent view over the edge of the Swabian Alb and the Echaztal

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    • January 26, 2017

  • Thorsten

    On the grounds of the castle is the Schlossschenke Lichtenstein. In addition to visitors to the castle and the Velcro park, hikers who travel on the Albsteig are also welcome here.
    Serves Swabian and home-style dishes where quality and daily freshness is respected. Many seasonal specialties of the region can be found on the menu.
    Opening hours:
    April - October: 09.00-18.00, hot meals until 17.30
    November: 09.00-18.00 on weekends and public holidays, hot meals until 5.30 pm throughout
    December and January: closed
    February and March: On weekends and public holidays 09.00-18.00 clock, continuously hot kitchen until 17.30 clock

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    • October 2, 2016

  • SpecialGuest

    There are 2 beautiful paths from Honau up. One of the Echazquelle parking lot in the curve of the army road and another from the town of Honau itself. It is impressive to see the castle from below.

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Olaf

    The castle guide is worth the money, 8 € adults 3.5 € Children are ok. One learns for half an hour details about the castle and the escape route to the fog cave which you can then also visit with a nice hike over the Albtrauf.

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    • August 31, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Opening hours: March 10am - 4pm
    April - Oct. 9am - 6pm
    Nov. - Dec. 10am - 4pm

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    • April 18, 2018

  • Alex

    You really should not miss the "Swabian Neuschwanstein" when you're in this corner of the Alb.
    Our castle tour was good. A few nice anecdotes, would have liked to be a bit looser, but you were not showered with historical data and pedigrees. The rooms are consistently worth seeing and where else do you see a real Samurai armor? ;)

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    • June 28, 2018

  • Sunny

    ... and if you want to know more about the poet Wilhelm Hauff, the castle and the novel "Lichtenstein", "The Cold Heart", "Kalif Storch" or "The Fairytale of Little Muck", I recommend the small museum in Honau

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    • August 26, 2019

  • Freddy

    A playful fairytale castle. Unfortunately, there is no access in December.

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    • December 10, 2015

  • Hans

    If you are hungry, here is Kässpätzle.

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    It is always an experience. The cost of a visit is still quite humane compared to other castles or palaces.
    Schlosshof: Adults: 2 €, children: 1 €
    Guided tour: Adults: 8 €, children 3.50 €

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    • April 18, 2018

  • Jan

    The castle was originally a castle, a hunting lodge was built on the foundations and only then was the castle built as described in Wilhelm Hauff's book.

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Olaf

    The tour of the castle was very nice. Peppered with many anecdotes

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Danielle

    2 € for the castle courtyard, 8 € for guided tours. perks for children.

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Thorsten

    Really delicious food!

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    • February 11, 2017

  • Alf

    You can only join. Very nice castle. Definitely worth a visit.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • Ogerle

    Super nice hike with a great panorama.

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Andreas Zakovsky

    I recommend another 50 ... 100 meters to go and enjoy the beautiful view from the rock. The castle is beautiful, but crowded on weekends. I really enjoyed a candlelight dinner here in autumn.

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    • June 26, 2019

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Location: Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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