Ruine Loewenstein

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 166 out of 178 hikers

Tips

  • 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.

    translated byView Original
    • December 10, 2016

  • Hans-Jörg

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

    translated byView Original
    • December 29, 2016

  • Tzi

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • April 14, 2017

  • Alexander Weber

    Beautiful castle with great views of the Gimbelhof.

    translated byView Original
    • June 15, 2017

  • Ralf

    Very nice view of Alsace and the surrounding countryside.

    translated byView Original
    • April 9, 2017

  • Jo

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • April 28, 2018

  • Ralf C.

    The third castle on our 7 castles tour!

    translated byView Original
    • August 3, 2017

  • Monique

    Because it is beautiful.

    translated byView Original
    • July 22, 2017

  • Lisâ

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • May 25, 2019

  • Jo

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • April 6, 2018

  • JUST🚵‍♀️

    12th century Raubritterburg, destroyed in 1386

    translated byView Original
    • September 20, 2019

  • Alexander Weber

    Hohenbourg - class. Quite well received.

    translated byView Original
    • June 15, 2017

  • Kauai

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • August 5, 2018

  • ARE

    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)

    translated byView Original
    • May 15, 2019

  • Lisâ

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • May 26, 2019

  • Jonathan

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • June 18, 2019

  • JR on Tour

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

    translated byView Original
    • June 28, 2019

  • Dominikus

    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.

    translated byView Original
    • June 29, 2019

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Ruine Loewenstein

Location: Bas-Rhin, France

Information

  • Elevation570 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Bas-Rhin