Hanstein castle ruins

Short facts

  • Bornhagen

The Hanstein - legends and legends entwine around it. The most beautiful castle ruins in Germany

The Hanstein - It is considered the most beautiful castle ruin in Central Germany and shapes the image of the Eichsfeld with its unmistakable silhouette.

The landscape of Hanstein Castle is in one of the most attractive areas of the Eichsfeld. If you stand on the preserved keep and look down, you can see the mountains of the Thuringian Forest in the distance on your right hand, followed by the Hohe Meißner, in the north the Göttingen mountains, in front of that the Rusteberg, then the mountains of the Eichsfeld and finally in front of you the Werra valley. Due to its location, this silhouette can be seen from afar from the west. The builders took advantage of the rock there. The castle can be reached on a steep path from Bornhagen and is located on a red sandstone rock.

The free location still gives us a wide view over the wide valley of the Leine, where in earlier times the greatest danger threatened. Today exhibitions and concerts take place here regularly. Annual highlights are the house nativity scene exhibition in Advent and the medieval festival with knight games and exciting music performance on the first weekend in August. Below Hanstein Castle is the Klausenhof, an old tavern with a historic inn, which is closely connected to Hanstein Castle

Gemeinde Bornhagen

37318 Bornhagen


Phone: +49 36081 / 61311

Fax: +49 36081 / 68545


Website: www.burgruine-hanstein.de

General information

March to October: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December to February: on weekends and public holidays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
are possible on request (municipal administration tel. 036081 61311 or at the ticket booth during the opening times of the castle tel. 036081 67856)
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
Foreign Language
  • German
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Baby Change
Price info

Children from 6 years: 1.50 Euros

Severely handicapped persons with a severely handicapped ID card: 3.00 Euros

Adults aged 18 and over: 3.50 Euros

Group discounts (from 25 people): 3.00 Euros

Guided tours (20 people): 30.00 Euros

each additional person: 1.50 Euros


Arriving by car:

Coming from Göttingen / Hannover / Kassel / A7, take the "Drammetal" exit onto the A 38 towards Halle / Leipzig. On the A 38, choose the "Arenshausen" exit and drive on the B80 towards Hohengandern. In Hohengandern, turn left at the traffic lights and follow the brown tourist guidance system.


Coming from Halle / Leipzig on the A 38, choose the "Arenshausen" exit and drive on the B80 towards Hohengandern. At the third roundabout, take the 2nd exit and follow the brown tourist guidance system.

More info

For people with a walking disability there is the possibility to drive directly to the castle grounds by car (to be driven). Please contact the municipality or the ticket booth before your visit. (Ticket booth phone: 036081 67856)

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