Falkenstein castle ruins

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  • Niedenstein

The Falkenstein was a landgrave's castle complex.

It was given to deserving followers and nobles with the associated manor as a fief. Apparently the castle is an old residence that was of no great strategic importance. It was first mentioned in a document in 1346. Today the complex, which was already in ruins around 1600, can still be recognized as a ruin.

From here you have a good view of the surrounding landscape. The ruin can be reached via numerous hiking trails, whether eco path Archeology Altenburg-Falkenstein or via the Habichtswaldsteig.

At the castle ruins you can also discover the fairy tale resting place on Habichtswaldsteig with its whistle seesaw and play music like a minstrel at court.

34305 Niedenstein


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Freely accessible at any time.


You can reach the Falkenstein castle ruins via the Altenburg car park in Niedenstein or via the Falkenstein car park near Elmshagen, coming from the Niedenstein road in the direction of Schauenburg-Breitenbach. The ruin lies between the municipalities of Bad Emstal, Schauenburg and the city of Niedenstein.

Freely accessible at any time.

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