Burg Greifenstein

Burg Greifenstein

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  • Pete

    The castle offers a good view over the Dill valley. It is the highest castle in the Lahn-Dill district (441 meters). It was first mentioned in a document in 1160.

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    • October 1, 2020

  • Nicolay

    The castle can be seen from afar, is absulut worth seeing. Here are some data:

    The Höhenburg lies on a mountain in the Dillwesterwald and offers a good view over the Dilltal. At 441 meters above sea level, it is the highest castle of the Lahn-Dill-Kreis. The castle is a landmark visible from afar; at the Federal Highway 45 have signs on them.
    Source: Wikipedia

    opening hours
    15 Mar to 31 May Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm (including public holidays)

    entrance fees
    4,00 €
    Children from 6 to 16 years:
    2,00 €
    Groups, from 10 persons:
    € 3.00 per person

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Stefan28

    The mountain castle was first mentioned in 1160 in a document. In 1298 the castle was destroyed by the counts of Nassau and Solmser, as well as the castle Lichtenstein, which was not rebuilt.
    After the castle Greifenstein had fallen under various owners until 1676, it was expanded by Count Wilhelm Moritz of Solms-Greifenstein to a baroque castle. After the resettlement of the count to Braunfels 1693 the plant fell into ruin.

    In 1969, the castle ruin was donated to the newly founded Greifenstein-Verein, which still takes care of the preservation of the publicly accessible facility in which a restaurant is integrated. The castle is a cultural monument due to the Hessian monument protection law. Its restoration was also funded by the Federal Republic of Germany since 1995, since it was classified as a monument of national importance.
    (Source: Wikipedia;

    The castle also houses a restaurant and a bell museum.

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    • March 6, 2016

  • Nicolay

    At the beginning of the village there is a large parking lot - from here the footpath to the castle Greifenstein starts. The path is very well accessible, everything is paved. The castle can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot of course!

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Werner Mü

    After enjoying the fabulous foresight, a hike to the Ulm dam should follow. If you follow the official signs from the Ulm dam back to Greifenstein Castle, the path leads through a beautiful beech forest.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Pete

    In good weather it offers a good view of the Dill Valley. It is the highest castle in the Lahn-Dill district (441 meters above sea level). It was first mentioned in a document in 1160.

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    • October 1, 2020

  • Franca mit Fellfreunden 🐾🐎🍀

    Great castle

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Christof Würz

    Great for coffee and cake!

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    • September 22, 2017

  • 21.0975

    One of the beautiful places in Dilltal.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Gerd

    The castle is very beautiful gelegen.Traumhafte foresight

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    • February 17, 2019

  • Anton

    A very nice castle, with great hiking trails and viewpoints.

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Christopher

    Great castle and great view. Castle costs admission and is currently (Corona) closed, but you can already see a lot of beautiful things from the outside.

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    • May 20, 2021

  • Patrick 🏃‍♂️🤠

    Great castle with a gigantic view. Will definitely be visited again

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    • August 14, 2021

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Location: Greifenstein, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Lahntal, Gießen District, Hesse, Germany


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