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.
March 28, 2015
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").
January 26, 2017
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.
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
October 2, 2016
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? ;)
June 28, 2018
... 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 gemeinde-lichtenstein.de/Startseite/Freizeit+_+Tourismus/Wilhelm_Hauff_Museum.html
August 26, 2019
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