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    Beautiful Panorama from the Castle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 8, 2015

    You will enjoy beautiful panorama over the hills and fields of Baden Wuerttemberg.

    You can watch my 41 sec Video From Lichtenstein to Ulm by Lada out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Panorama from Lichtenstein Schloss Panorama from Lichtenstein Schloss
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    Lichtenstein basic tour

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 8, 2015

    The basic tour takes 30 minutes leading the visitor from the first to the second floor of the castle.
    December –January closed
    April-October 9 a.m – 5.30 p.m
    February-March Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m – 4 p.m

    Admission Charges
    Castle Courtyard
    Adults: 2 €
    Children: 1 €

    Basic Guided Tour
    Duration: ca 30 min.
    Children: 3,50 €
    Adults: 7 €

    You can watch my 1 min 19 sec Video Muensingen-Schloß Lichtenstein by Lada out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    The Lichtenstein Tower
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    Lichtenstein Castle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 8, 2015

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    Lichtenstein Castle is a historicist castle built in 1840-42. It is located at the edge of the Swabian Alps. Count Wilhelm of Württemberg built, being Inspired by Wilhelm Hauff’s novel “Lichtenstein”.
    The site around the neo-Gothic castle is composed of a chapel, an ample garden and the romantic courtyard. In the bedchambers of the count the opulent grandeur of late romanticism’s domestic culture appears at its best.
    Today, the castle is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, but is open to visitors. The castle contains a large collection of historic weapons and armour.

    You can watch my 5 min 14 sec Video Schloß Lichtenstein out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    SCHLOSS LICHTENSTEIN

    by balhannah Updated Dec 30, 2014

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    When I first saw Schloss Lichtenstein I was gob-smacked!
    I was looking at a Schloss sitting precariously on top of a Cliff in the Swabian Alps! It could have been a smaller version of Neuschwanstein Castle, I really liked what I saw!
    I don't know about you, but when I see a very old Schloss like this, it always makes me wonder how they managed to build in such an amazing place, incredible!

    Schloss Lichtenstein is a historicist castle built in the 19th century.

    The first Schloss built on the site dates back to 1200. The castle was rebuilt then destroyed twice, once in 1311 and again in 1381 and left to fall into disrepair. Luckily, King Frederick 1, built a Hunting Lodge here in 1802, and in 1837, it was passed over to his nephew, Duke Wilhem of Urach. He built Schloss Lichtenstein between the years 1840 and 1842, this one is still standing and the one I saw today. The Schloss is still owned by the family.

    Built in lovely neo-gothic style, it has an extremely high Tower, nice gardens, and a lot of historic weapons and armoury.
    As I walked towards the Schloss's impressive entrance gate to pay my admission fee, I found some very nice views for photo's. I entered the Schloss over a bridge which would have been over a Moat.

    We arrived too close to closing time even to take one of the short guided tours. These are not long, the basic tour is only 30 minutes. Your taken to the first floor to see the armoury, medieval paintings and a small chapel known for its 15th and 16th century glass, then to the second floor to what is described as "the biggest and most beautiful room of the castle, the knight’s hall, " This is a large panelled room with painted ceiling, medieval furniture and many coats of arms. The tour ends with a look of the famous painting of the "Archer of Lichtenstein.“
    This link will take you to the Schloss Lichtenstein gallery
    http://www.schloss-lichtenstein.de/english/galerie.php

    I wished I lived closer as I would be back!

    Closed December & January.
    OPEN.......
    Feb - March & November only on weekends from 10 - 4pm
    April - October 9 - 5.30pm

    Please check this link which is on the webpage listed below for current admission prices
    http://www.schloss-lichtenstein.de/english/preise.php

    DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS as they damage the wooden floor.

    There is a car park about 150 metres from the Castle, this was where we parked.
    Toilets are also located here.

    The website has a photo of it in the snow - Wow! It would be lovely to see then!

    Lichtenstein Castle Lichtenstein Castle
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    INSIDE THE GATE @ SCHLOSS LICHTENSTEIN

    by balhannah Updated Nov 24, 2011

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    I have paid my admission, and have now entered the courtyard, and are passing by an old building covered in Ivy, so nice!
    The Blue/Purple Lobelia is flowering in the window boxes under the criss-crossed glass window's. Against the fairly whitish wall's, the effect is lovely!
    I wandered around, and found quite a few interesting building's, including a Chapel from the 19th century. I loved the wall sculpture's, the turret's and the other building's I found.
    I found area's, where I could look right down into the Valley and see for miles! What a view!

    What a lovely Castle, to me, this was the type of fairytale Castle a little girl dreams about.

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    Nordrand-Weg (north border path)

    by himalia11 Written Sep 1, 2009

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    The Nordrand-Weg is a long distance hiking path of around 300 km in the north of the Swabian Alb. It's well signposted by a red triangle. The mostly goes along the so-called "Albtrauf", which is how the steep border of the Swabian Alb in the northwest is called. We came across this hiking path several times, at Lichtenstein castle, in Bad Urach and near Hohenzollern castle, and had always great views. Only it seems you should not be afraid of heights if you go that path!

    View from Holzelfingen View from Holzelfingen towards Reutlingen
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    Traifelberg

    by himalia11 Written Sep 1, 2009

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    Traifelberg is a chain of rocks above the village Honau, at the northern border of the Swabian Alb. There's a small settlement on these rocks, I guess they have a great view on Lichtenstein castle from there! If you walk along the upper street of Traifelberg, you'll reach a view point at the end, with view on the castle.
    Traifelberg also has a ski lift and it seems you also can climb on the rocks.

    Traifelberg, from the Hauff monument View on Lichtenstein castle from Traifelberg
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    Honau and the source of the Echaz river

    by himalia11 Written Sep 1, 2009

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    Honau is a small village with about 1000 inhabitants at the end of the Echaz valley, with the source of the Echaz rivulet. There's a nice level forestal path along the Echaz to this source. You can start at the hotel & restaurant Forellenhof and it's about 15 minutes from there, with some trout ponds at the way. At the source there's a bench on an "islet", a nice place. There's not really one source but many, and you can follow the rivulet a bit more up. Although the Echaz only has its source there, it has rather much water.

    Honau also is a good starting point for a hike up to Lichtenstein castle. You have to walk about 200 m up and it took us 50 minutes from the hotel Forellenhof. We went different paths up and down, and there had been even more paths you could go. But it was well signposted, only the path was not always optimal for someone that is afraid of heights like me!

    Echaz source
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    Hauff monument and ruins Alt-Lichtenstein

    by himalia11 Written Sep 1, 2009

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    About 500m south-east of the castle Lichtenstein there are some ruins of the old castle. When you go there from Lichtenstein castle, you will pass the Hauff monument from where you have a nice view on the village of Honau. Wilhelm Hauff is the one who wrote a novel on Lichtenstein, and after that description the castle has been rebuild. He's a very popular fairy tale writer and lived from 1802 to 1827.

    It's a level walk to the monument, but for the ruins it goes down a bit. The castle on that place was built between 1150 and 1250 and there's almost nothing left, just a few stones. The sign at the ruins say it it was last destroyed in the late 14th century and obviously was not rebuild anymore later.

    Hauff monument ruins of Alt-Lichtenstein - not much left!
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    Schloß Lichtenstein (Lichtenstein castle)

    by himalia11 Updated Sep 1, 2009

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    The castle Lichtenstein lies on a rock above the valley and looks like a fairy tale castle. Which is no surprise as the castle was build after a novel by Hauff called "Lichtenstein" from 1826. There had been a castle earlier but like many other castles it decayed. The castle you find here today was build around 1842 and can be visited with a guided tour that takes about 30 minutes. The visit includes the ground and 1st floor, the other floors only can be visited with a special guided tour. Although the castle doesn't look big there's still much to see, like the small chapel, the knights room, the dining room and other rooms - all very colourful painted. The tour was really good and interesting, I only can recommend it!
    As there are many stairs the castle cannot be visited with wheelchair, but you can still visit the outside for a lower admissions and enjoy the view on the Echaz valley and on the castle on its rock from one of the view points on the castle ground.

    Closeby is the restaurant Altes Forsthaus Lichtenstein, the old forester's lodge, also build on the rock. Also at the parking there's a tavern called with a beer garden where we got some good snacks for lunch.

    Open daily from 9.00 to 17.30, April to October.
    Open Saturday/ Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00, February/March/November.
    Closed December and January.

    Admission with guided tour 6 € adults, 3 € children, court only 2 € adults, children 1 €.
    Parking also did cost something.

    Lichtenstein castle, from the castle court House on the castle grounds Lichtenstein castle
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