Lichtenstein Castle is a 19th-century castle located in the Swabian Jura of southern Germany, near the town of Honau in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The castle was built on a rocky cliff and overlooks the Echaz Valley.
The original castle at Lichtenstein was built in the 12th century but was destroyed during the Peasants’ War in 1525. The ruins were later purchased by Count Wilhelm von Urach in the 19th century, who had the castle rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style.
Lichtenstein Castle is known for its dramatic setting and fairy tale appearance, with its turrets and towers rising above the surrounding forest. The castle is open to visitors and offers guided tours of its interior, which is decorated in a medieval style with antique furniture and artwork. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the castle’s balconies and terraces.
Lichtenstein Castle has been used as a filming location for several movies, including the 2010 film “The Three Musketeers.” It is a popular tourist destination and is often visited in conjunction with other castles in the area, such as Hohenzollern Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle.