The Lichtenstein Castle

The Lichtenstein Castle in the Swabian Jura of southern Germany is a Gothic Revival castle which was built in 1840–1842. The owners are the Dukes of Urach, connected to the royal family of Württemberg. We managed to go there during a last revival of winter, which transformed everything into an enchanted landscape.

At the bottom of the castle are the remains of a medieval castle, which later had a hunting lodge on top before it was demolished to build the new castle.

The inside of the castle can be visited on a guided tour, which was very interesting, just that we were not allowed to take pictures.

We are now on our way to Gaggenau, well known to Unimog fans for its museum. When we stopped at Hirsau, we discovered the remains of an important monastery – more on our next post!

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