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“Largest castle ruins in Germany”
Review of Burg Lichtenberg

Burg Lichtenberg
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APO, AE Germany
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Largest castle ruins in Germany”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

This is a great visit. The castle was very easy to find with close/easy parking. The castle, although In Ruins (very ruined) is still very large and cool to see. Some extra research will help you appreciate what your seeing. Be sure to climb the flights of stairs up the tower. It has wonderful 360 views! Best of all the parking and castle are free! If your American military this is a wonderful 30 min trip from Ramstein. Food and clean restrooms are available also.

Visited September 2012
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19 reviews
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“Lovely ruined castle”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Great stop with amazing views for miles; two interesting museums, and a romantic ruin to climb over, Useful pub right there too, next to the youth hostel!

Visited August 2012
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“A Castle To Keep - In Mind”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This past weekend we visited the Medieval Fest at Schloss Lichtenberg. The medieval fest was, by far, the largest and most entertaining we've seen in this area so far. The castle encompasses quite a large area and it took a while to cover everything the fest had to offer. There were many booths offering anything from incense to toy swords and sheilds. Time accurate costumes were worn by all the participants and many visitors as well. Food, drink and adult beverages were readily available even if you had to stand in line for a few minutes.

This castle would be a nice visit on other days as well or during their Christmas Fest. There is a fine restaurant located here within the walls one should consider.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Easy, short, impressive castle visit”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

This series of castle buildings and ruins is very accessible to families with young children, and is also entertaining for people of all different age groups and interests. The ruins are impressive and the grounds are fairly well-maintained. We were there with a fairly rugged stroller, and we even saw an older lady there with a walker. There is a restaurant and cafe on site as well. This is a good place to go if you have a couple free hours and nothing else planned. Best of all: FREE.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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“Great way to spend a relaxing day”
Reviewed 4 May 2009

Burg Lichtenberg is known to be the largest castle ruins in Germany. There are gorgeous views in every direction from the castle tower. This is definitely a family-friendly place to go, as kids can climb on the walls and roam the ruins. There are gecko-like lizards climbing around the walls which seemed to be a huge interest to all of the kids that were along on our trip there.

Be sure to wear comfy shoes. While there is a restaurant on site, we packed a picnic lunch and laid out a blanket and relaxed the afternoon away. When we first arrived at the Burg when it opened, we were the only families there. When we left three or four hours later, more and more families were beginning to arrive. Bathrooms on site also. Main concern would be elders who can't walk the uneven cobblestone or climb the flights of stairs in the tower. Definitely take a camera with you....great photo ops and amazing views. Would be a perfect place for a family photo!

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