The original castle can "only" be seen on the information board in the ground plan at that time, but the square with the exposed walls, the fountain and the former wall is still worth seeing!
Here you get to know that the Lichtenstein actually existed and not, like today's (beautiful!) Castle, is based on Hauff's novel.
September 2, 2019
In the 90s of the last century, the remains of the old walls were uncovered. The Alt-Lichtenstein Castle, a so-called Spornburg, was located directly on the edge of the steeply sloping cliffs, from where the knights had very good control over the narrow valley at that time. Even today, hikers enjoy the view from the ruins into the valley.
October 2, 2016
The ruins of Alt-Lichtenstein were once a proud castle, built on a steep rock spur.
The builder of the castle was probably a certain Gebhard von Lichtenstein, in the first half of the 12th century. The castle was destroyed twice in total. The first time during the Reich War against Count Eberhard I of Württemberg by the Reutlingers. The second time through the through the imperial city of Reutlingen in the Swabian city war. After this war the castle fell into ruin and was not repaired. Instead, a castle was built not far away on the spot where Lichtenstein Castle can be found today.
January 18, 2020
The area around Lichtenstein is worth seeing in all seasons !!!! There is also something for every fitness level. In winter, however, extreme caution is required on some trails ⚠️ If you go it alone, at least one person should know about your planned tour. Activated life location cannot be wrong
January 24, 2021
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