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Leuchtenburg castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Dorfstraße 100, 07768 Seitenroda, Germany

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About Leuchtenburg castle

Leuchtenburg Castle towers 400 meters high above the valley, visible from far afield. This castle complex is almost 1000 years old and here you can feel the breath of history and discover internationally renowned architecture. it currently houses the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance. It was once home to the Leuchtenberg Gallery on the first floor.

Attractions Near Leuchtenburg castle

Deutsches Optisches Museum
Deutsches Optisches Museum13.94km from Leuchtenburg castle

The German Optical Museum Jena is a science and technology museum. It displays optical instruments from eight centuries. It gives a technical and cultural-historical survey of the development of optical instruments. With changing special exhibitions and extensive educational programs, the Optical Museum was popular at this time as an educational location for school groups, tourists, and the population of the city of Jena.

JenTower14.01km from Leuchtenburg castle

The Jentower is a high-rise in Jena. With a height of 144.5 m. it is the tallest office building in the new federal states according to the official height. It has 31 floors, including 2 basement floors and 29 upper floors. The tower is built using a sliding formwork method on a 3.20 m thick reinforced concrete base plate. The Jentower is currently owned by Saller Gewerbebau.

Planetarium Jena
Planetarium Jena14.3km from Leuchtenburg castle

Zeiss Planetarium is a thin shell and planetarium building that was completed in 1926. The project is located in Jena, Thüringen. visitors can experience a “star theatre” that employs the latest computer-controlled technologies. The dome roof itself was also extensively refurbished and, since 2012, once again boasts its original green colour.

Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg
Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg21.25km from Leuchtenburg castle

Heidecksburg Palace is the former residence of the princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in Thuringia Rudolstadt and lies, the cityscape dominant, some 60 meters above the old town. Today the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg and the Thuringian State Archives Rudolstadt are housed in the castle.

Schloss Belvedere
Schloss Belvedere24.43km from Leuchtenburg castle

The castle Belvedere is a lushly landscaped pleasure palace complex near the city of Weimar. The entire complex, including the park with its many exotic plants, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998 as part of the “ Classic Weimar ” ensemble. The castle with its numerous outbuildings and a landscape park with an orangery is located on the Eichenleite near Weimar, a hill about four kilometers south of the city center.

Experience Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes
Experience Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes26.74km from Leuchtenburg castle

The Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes are colorful caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Once a slate mining pit known as Jeremias luck, the beautiful grottoes were declared the “most colorful grottoes of the world” by the Guinness Book of Records. They have long been famous for their countless colorful mineral formations

Where is Leuchtenburg castle

Discover More Attractions in Thuringia, Where Leuchtenburg 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".