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Ruine Loewenstein

Ruine Loewenstein

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Recommended by 670 out of 686 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parc naturel régional des Vosges du Nord

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  • Ralf

    The castle Löwenstein (also called Lindenschmitt and Löwenburg) was first mentioned in the 13th century. The castle was destroyed in 1386 because of Raubritterei and probably not rebuilt.

    Very nice ruin with a beautiful view on both platforms.

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    • December 10, 2016

  • Wonderful all-round view of rocks and castles

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    • August 24, 2021

  • Very beautiful ruin with great views in all directions.

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    • April 16, 2021

  • Wonderful view from the top

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    • August 23, 2021

  • A visit to Loewenstein Castle is worthwhile, but it is actually just a large foundation made of sandstone. Most of the walls that must have existed here have been removed. In terms of fortification, the Hohenbourg, which is only a few hundred meters higher, is much more interesting, as there are even more remains of the wall.

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    • August 5, 2022

  • Just take along as part of the cross-border four-castle tour.

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    • December 29, 2016

  • Oh yes, the views are really spectacular. Unfortunately a pretty cold wind blew in our face today. Nevertheless, the climb is worth the now rather wobbly wooden staircase. Also, the wooden transition between the two platforms is quite adventurous.

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    • April 14, 2017

  • From the ruin Löwenstein you have a very good view of the castle Fleckenstein and also on the Gimbelhof, as well as in the immediate vicinity Hohenbourg.

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    • April 6, 2018

  • Beautiful castle with great views of the Gimbelhof.

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    • June 15, 2017

  • A wobbly staircase and above a shaky and partially ripped railing warn caution during the visit.
    From the top one has a great view of e.g. the castle Fleckenstein.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Small rock castle with two viewing platforms that can be reached via short stairs.

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    • August 21, 2020

  • Very nice view of Alsace and the surrounding countryside.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • From the ruin Löwenstein you have a very good view of the castle Fleckenstein and also on the Gimbelhof, as well as in the immediate vicinity Hohenbourg.

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    • April 28, 2018

  • The ruin Loewenstein - as part of a small 4-castle tour - is easy to reach and still offers a surprising view that you would not have expected. From the castle itself is not much preserved, the view makes it.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Beautiful castle ruins. This fortress clings to the Lion's Stone.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Smaller castle ruins directly behind the Hohenburg. Consists of two terraces that can be reached via ladders.

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    • August 16, 2020

  • The Löwenstein ruin is one of the listed French "Monuments historiques" and was originally built by the Lords of Fleckenstein.
    From today's remains you can enjoy very beautiful views. However, the ladder to the higher viewing platform is quite steep.

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    • July 4, 2021

  • Burg Löwenstein (also Lindenschmitt, French Château de Lœwenstein) is the ruin of a medieval rock castle near Wingen in Alsace. It is located at about 530 meters altitude in the immediate vicinity of the Hohenburg, the Wegelnburg and the Fleckensteins. (Source Wikipedia)

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    • May 15, 2019

  • You can climb the rock for free all year round. For people with fear of heights, it should be said that you can see through the steps and ladders. But the view is worth it.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • If you have been to Fleckenstein Castle before and believe you have had a great view there, you will be taught a lesson. On hot days, the "air conditioning" in the gate, which is carved into the rock to pass under the castle.

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    • June 29, 2019

  • You can climb the rock for free all year round. For people with fear of heights, it should be said that you can see through the steps and ladders. But the view is worth it.

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    • May 26, 2019

  • 12th century Raubritterburg, destroyed in 1386

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    • September 20, 2019

  • - the "Ruin Löwenstein (Château de Lœwenstein)" - is located in the French Wasgau
    - s, also: wanderparadies-wasgau.de/loewenstein.php

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    • August 30, 2020

  • You should also climb these castle ruins. Somehow the systems are on the German - French. Burgenweg is very similar and then again very different.

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    • July 12, 2021


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Location: Wingen, Hagenau-Weißenburg, Alsace, France

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