Burg Falkenstein

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Recommended by 522 out of 543 hikers


  • Arek

    Falkenstein Castle, also known as Neu-Falkenstein, is the ruins of a hilltop castle in the climatic health resort of the same name, Falkenstein, a district of Königstein im Taunus in the Hochtaunus district in Hesse. The surrounding mountain is called Burghain Falkenstein nature reserve.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • CUBE㉝

    Always nice ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    From there you have a great view towards Frankfurt.

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Pete_Ghostrider

    Really magnificent views south over the Rhine-Main area!

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Hunsbuckel

    The so-called castle Neu-Falkenstein was built in the mid-14th century, builders were the lords of Bolanden-Falkenstein. Presumably, the new facility was in close proximity to Burg Nüring, which was built in the 11th century. The castle Falkenstein was mentioned for the first time in the year 1364 - in the realm war against Philipp VI. from Falkenstein.

     From the end of the 14th century, the plant changed hands many times and came in the early 17th century in the possession of the Lord of Staffel.

     After the end of the Thirty Years' War, it lost importance and thus their fate was sealed. Although it was still inhabited until about 1780 by the Lords of Bettendorf, but then gradually stopped. So today's entrance gate is just a reconstruction.

     In 1945, the community Falkenstein owner of the plant. Since the castle lacks an infrastructure: there is no running water and no sanitary facilities, it can only be used to a limited extent. The men's singing club Falkenstein, who uncovered the cellar in the castle ruins, celebrates his summer party at the castle once a year.

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    • October 16, 2019

  • Thomas 🖤💚

    That does not belong here, Falkenstein Castle is in the Taunus!

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    • April 2, 2019

  • Christian

    Very nice ruin with a fantastic view

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    • April 11, 2019

  • Christian

    Great view from up here on the skyline of Frankfurt am Main and beyond. 😀

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Ingo

    View from the temple over the Rhein-Main level to Frankfurt

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    • June 9, 2019

  • Jürgen

    There is a great view here

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    • June 23, 2019

  • Christian

    Very nice view from up there. Was a worthwhile climb. 😀

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    • August 13, 2019

  • Christian

    Entrance to the remains costs 2 euros. Also from here you have a magnificent view. The tower was not accessible to his time.

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Carsten

    Beautiful old castle grounds !!! Best combined with the Three Castles way !!!

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Mikey

    A great place for a picnic with a view to Frankfurt. A good place to catch some sun and relax

    • October 6, 2019

  • Chris

    From the castle ruins one has a wide view into the valley, with good view also on the skyline of Frankfurt.

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Mikey

    You get a great view over the Frankfurt valley. There are nice picnic benches and grass to relax on after the hike

    • October 10, 2019

  • Christian

    Beautiful view of the skyline of Frankfurt am Main and beyond. The entrance to the castle costs 2 euros.

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    • October 11, 2019

  • TomJ

    Very impressive castle complex. It is open on weekends in winter. The climb to the castle frieze is definitely worth it. Great foresight.

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    • January 23, 2020

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    The Falkenstein castle ruins, in the middle of the forest, which is a nature reserve. Great view of the Rhein Main area.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view from up here to the skyline of Frankfurt am Main.😀

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view of the skyline of Frankfurt am Main or Mainhattan. :-)

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    • May 18, 2020

  • Ulrich

    In the meantime, entry is free (probably not a success).

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    • May 26, 2020

  • MORPHΞUS (Chris)

    really worth seeing the castle

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Christian

    Great view from up here on the skyline of Mainhattan.😀

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    • June 11, 2020

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Location: Königstein im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation490 m


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