Castle Lichtenstein in Wurttemberg

Lichtenstein Castle (Schloss Lichtenstein) is a private tourist attraction built in neo-Gothic style and located in the Swabian Jura in the south of Germany. It was designed by Carl Alexander Heideloff It overlooks the Echaz valley near Honau, Reutlingen in the state of Baden-W┼▒rttemberg. The modern castle was inspired by Wilhelm Hauffen's novel Lichtenstein (1826) 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." The ruins of the medieval predecessor of the Lichtenstein Castle, the Burg Alt-Lichtenstein, is 500 meters away.
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Castle Lichtenstein in Wurttemberg
Castle Lichtenstein in Wurttemberg

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