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Hanstein Castle

Rimbach, 37318 Bornhagen, Germany

Iconic Buildings

About Hanstein Castle

Ruins of Hanstein Castle Ruins of Hanstein Castle The castle ruin Hanstein is one of the most famous and interesting castle complexes in central Germany. In its present extent it was constructed in 1308 following a building period of 200 years. From the accessible north tower you can enjoy a beautiful view over the surroundings, and on a clear day you can see for instance the Brocken mountain in the Harz mountains. On offer are events, concerts, fairytales, exhibitions of cribs and Hanstein fest



Attractions near Hanstein Castle

Lake Werratal18.94km from Hanstein Castle

A beautiful river which was located in the central Germany is the right-bank headwater of the Weser. It has its source near Eisfeld in southern Thuringia.  It has its source near Eisfeld in southern Thuringia.  It has so many attractions in the banks of this river.

Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis29.93km from Hanstein Castle

The Alternative Bear Park Worbis is an open-air facility on the outskirts of Leinefelde-Worbis in Eichsfeld , Thuringia , where bears , wolves and various other animal species live. The park was created in 1996 on the initiative of the “Aktion Bärenhilfswerk” on the site of the former communal zoo. The alternative bear park in Worbis sees itself as an animal, nature and species protection project.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe37.43km from Hanstein Castle

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park in Kassel city. The park area is 2.4 square kilometers, and it is the largest European hill slope park and second-largest worldwide. Construction of the park started in 1689 and took about 150 years. The park is open to the public and it stretches up to the Karlsberg mountain with the Hercules monument on the summit at 526.2 meters (1,726 ft).

Opfermoor Vogtei40.36km from Hanstein Castle

This is the pre-Christian ritual site dates from the 6th century BC and is one of the best-preserved find complexes of its kind in central Europe. It is now an open-air museum that includes a shallow lake, was a supra-regional cult site from the Hallstatt Period to the Migration Age.  It is the largest known Iron Age cult site in Central Europe. There are so many things to see in and around this place which shows light to the ancient period.

Hainich National Park44.74km from Hanstein Castle

The Hainich National Park in Thuringia, between Bad Langensalza and Eisenach, is home to one of Germany's wild old beech forests. With a surface area of 160 km2, it is the largest coherent deciduous woodland in Germany. Its southern part was designated as a national park on 31 December 1997. It also features a wide range of beech forest communities, with populations of ash trees, hornbeams, maples, lindens, and occasional checker trees.

Unicorn Cave45.93km from Hanstein Castle

One of the largest show caves in the West Harz. A karst cave developed in dolomite strata that is part of the Zechstein. It was made accessible to visitors by the construction of an entrance gallery. Since then 270 metres of the total length of 610 metres have been opened up as a show cave. The Unicorn Cave is one of the three information centres of the Harz - Brunswick Land - Eastphalia National Geopark.

Where is Hanstein Castle

Discover more attractions in Thuringia, where Hanstein Castle is located

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Thuringia is known for its quartet of magnificent ancient cities and Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its vast mountainous and forested region, it is also designated as "the green heart of Germany".