Visit Lichtenstein's top attractions in this 1.8 hour itinerary. Schloss Lichtenstein, Locherstein, Ruine Alter Lichtenstein and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 1.8 hour Lichtenstein itinerary.
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|Walking||7.3 km||1.8 hour|
Lichtenstein Castle (Schloss Lichtenstein) is a privately owned tourist attraction built in Gothic Revival style and located in the Swabian Jura of southern Germany. It was designed by Carl Alexander Heideloff and has been described as the "fairy tale castle of Württemberg." It overlooks the Echaz valley near Honau, Reutlingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The modern 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 name Lichtenstein translates as "shining stone." == Geography == The castle is located on an escarpment that marks the northwestern edge of the Swabian Jura.Read more