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Castle of Fleckenstein

Lieu-dit Fleckenstein, 67510 Lembach, France

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About Castle of Fleckenstein

A ruined castle in the commune of Lembach.  This fortress, built in the shape of a 52 m long boat, has a long history. The castle was built on a sandstone summit in the Middle Ages. An ingenious system for collecting rainwater fed a cistern and a hoist allowed water and other loads to be moved to the upper floors. It was built in the first half or mid-12th century by the Fleckenstein family, who were ministerials of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. Now it is one of the main attractions in this area.

Attractions near Castle of Fleckenstein

Berwartstein Castle9.68km from Castle of Fleckenstein

Berwartstein Castle is located on the southern part of the Palatinate Forest. It was one of the rock castles defending Palatinate during the Middle Ages. The stairs, passages and rooms of the castle are carved out of the rock to form parts that are essential to the defence of the castle. The castle has a well that was hacked out of the rock to the bottom of the valley some 104 metres below.

Ouvrage Schoenenbourg13.45km from Castle of Fleckenstein

The fortifications of the Maginot Line, built in the 1920s by the French government to deter invasion from Germany. It was the largest of the Maginot line forts and was designed to accommodate a garrison of about 500 men. It is the largest such fortification open to the public in Alsace. Officially recorded as a historical monument. It has faced so many wars and has a lot of history to say.

Devil's Table16.82km from Castle of Fleckenstein

A 14 meter high mushroom rock formation in the southers Palantine Forest. The rock stands on a 300 meters high ridge and it is illumiated at night.

Burg Trifels22.59km from Castle of Fleckenstein

Trifels Castle is a reconstructed medieval castle at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft) near the small town of Annweiler, in tRhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located above the Queich valley within the Palatinate Forest on one peak of a red sandstone mountain that is split into three. The castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

North Vosges Regional Natural Reserve39.32km from Castle of Fleckenstein

The Regional Nature Park of the Northern Vosges boasts a rich natural heritage that has hills and landscapes dotted with glades and lakes.  The rich natural landscape has been added to the UNESCO list of international biosphere reserves. There are also remains of defensive castles which were inside the forest and also there are many scenic spots to discover with abundant wildlife.

Hambach Castle40.04km from Castle of Fleckenstein

Hambach Castle is considered a symbol of the German democracy movement. It is located on the mountain Schlossberg in the eastern outskirts of the Palatine Forest at an elevation of 325m. Archaeological finds shows that the area of Hambach Castle was used in late Roman times.

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Grand Est is a vast new region in Eastern France, the unification of the former historical regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, and Lorraine. Its geographical location – bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland – makes of the Grand Est an interesting cultural melting pot which can be clearly seen in its architecture and tasted in its gastronomy.