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Burgruine Alt-Lichtenstein

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  • HAm

    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.

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    • September 2, 2019

  • Thorsten

    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.

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    • October 2, 2016

  • Alex

    Some remains of walls and again beautiful view with bench to stay. Not far from the castle is much less going on here.

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    • June 29, 2018

  • Streifenhörnchen

    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.

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    • January 18, 2020

  • Martin Schreiner

    Not nearly as well known and overcrowded as Lichtenstein Castle. Nice view and a stone gate as well as several remains of the wall.

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    • June 16, 2021

  • Olaf

    Before you make your way into the area you should have seen the remains of the old castle

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Dietmar

    Great hike with a view of Albtrauf and Lichtenstein Castle

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    • July 24, 2019

  • Martin

    There is not much to see from the old castle. At most, wall remains. But this place offers a great view of the castle Lichtenstein and its rocks

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Michael

    The castle was probably built between 1150 and 1250. It was torn apart during the Imperial War in 1311, but it was rebuilt in 1315. However, it was destroyed again during the Reutlingen City War from 1377 to 1388.

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    • November 8, 2020

  • MKVoodooPr

    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

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    • January 24, 2021

  • K2000

    I wasn't really familiar with Alt-Lichtenstein before. It was definitely not as crowded as Neu-Lichtenstein.

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    • May 4, 2021

  • HAm

    Very old wall remnants from the 14th century, which were uncovered in the last century.
    The original Lichtenstein Castle, today the ruins of Alt-Lichtenstein.
    Interesting hiking trails on the area invite you to explore and browse.

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    • September 3, 2019

  • Lena 🏞️

    Remains of the wall, great view of the valley

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Sigrid

    The remains of the old Lichtenstein castle lie on a hill with a beautiful view of the castle and the Swabian Jura. Wooded all around.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Udo

    Anyone who has always wanted to be clear about the thickness of castle walls should take a look at the Alt-Lichtenstein.

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    • November 28, 2020

  • MKVoodooPr

    I ask everyone to keep this beautiful place as it should be !!! Without garbage 😙Thank you @ all. Greetings 🖖

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    • April 13, 2021

  • Jörg M

    A great place to take a break and enjoy the view.

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    • June 19, 2021

  • Nikolande

    Nice for children too ...

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    • January 17, 2020

  • Sigrid

    Nice place to rest and swim feet.

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    • February 2, 2020

  • Pablo

    Old stones and nice view

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Silke He

    You can still see a few foundation walls here. There is also an information board where a little something is explained about this ruin.

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Holger"The Walking Dad "🎒

    This ruin also has something
    From there there is an alpine path

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    • January 21, 2021

  • MKVoodooPr

    One of the most beautiful areas for hiking 🥾. Been there several times, and always impressive !!!! Despite all this, I always recommend having a hiking first aid kit with you. !!!!

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    • January 24, 2021

  • Rilo

    On the information board there is interesting information about the old Lichtenstein, e.g. that its beginnings go back to the year 1150

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    • March 10, 2021


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