Schloss Lichtenstein

Schloss Lichtenstein

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Recommended by 949 out of 978 hikers


  • Sandra

    A castle like from a book. In this case, that's actually true. The castle from Wilhelm Hauff's novel "Lichtenstein" from 1826 provided the suggestion and template for the reconstruction of the Lichtenstein ruins in 1842. It also looks like this: a real fairytale castle built dangerously close to the slope.

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    • March 28, 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sabine

    ... 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

  • Mike 🇪🇺

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

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    • April 18, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dieter

    Lichtenstein castle small but beautiful. Always worth a visit. In addition, a climbing park and 2 restaurants with beer garden in the immediate vicinity.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Like_a_komoot

    Great castle with lots of hiking trails in the area

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    • September 25, 2020

  • MKVoodooPr

    Highly recommended! Unfortunately closed at the moment due to COVID 19. But hiking & doing sports always helps 👍🙂🙃✅

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    • December 11, 2020

  • MKVoodooPr

    I clearly recommend running the tour Hochdreamt !!! Always follow the signs Hochgeträum. greetings

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    • April 26, 2021

  • Martin Schreiner

    Above Honaus on the demolition edge of the Alb lies the fairytale Lichtenstein Castle. Everyone who had a model train had known as a Faller kit. The most beautiful view of the tower and the striking castle can be seen from the road up the mountain to Honau. There is always a lot going on here!

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    • March 26, 2020

  • Alf

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

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    • October 21, 2018

  • F71

    Visit on a Monday: Excellent tour in the castle and friendly service in the inn.

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    • September 24, 2019

  • Hannes

    MUSS.MAN. SEE! 😍
    And not just focus on the "classic photo", but take the time and explore the entire castle! Many picturesque motifs 😊
    If possible, go on a weekday, outside the holidays, then the crowds should be limited! 😉

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    • November 12, 2019

  • Daniel

    Great view on the slopes. Uffpasse, no real barriers. Things can get hot, especially with children or pets.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Claudia Gmelin

    Both sights are absolute highlights.

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    • September 19, 2020

  • Der Noah 🤠

    The castle is really worth visiting

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    • February 28, 2021

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Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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