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Lichtenstein Castle

Schloß Lichtenstein 1, 72805 Lichtenstein, Germany

Palace
Notable Architecture
Old Ruins

Gothic Revival style fairy tale castle of Württemberg. The castle was inspired by the novel Lichtenstein (1826) by Wilhelm Hauff and was built in 1840–1842. The ruins of the medieval castle that inspired the novel are a few hundred meters away. The castle is located on an escarpment that marks the northwestern edge of the Swabian Alps.

Location of Lichtenstein Castle