Burg Lichtenberg Hunnenringburg, Thallichtenberg

Lichtenberg Castle has a length of 425m and is the biggest castle ruin in Germany. It is located near Thallichtenberg in the district of Kusel in Rhineland-Palatinate.HistoryThe castle was built around 1200 and was owned until 1444 by the counts of Veldenz; after which it fell into the ownership of the new dukedom of Palatinate-Zweibrücken. Under the new rule, Lichtenberg Castle became the administrative seat of Zweibrücken until the move of the administration to Kusel in 1758. The castle remained under the duchy until the dissolution of the Duchy of Zweibrücken in 1792.The part of Germany west of the Rhine river was occupied by French Revolution troops in 1792, and in 1795, the French dissolved the old borders and created new administrative districts, placing Lichtenberg Castle in the Saar Department. The town of Kusel was burnt down by French revolution troops in 1794. Lichtenberg Castle was plundered numerous times during the ensuing chaos that came with the French occupation, and in 1799, a fire caused by the castle's inhabitants destroyed much of the castle.With the defeat of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the subsequent withdrawal of French troops from Germany, in 1816 the area west of the Rhine was given to the Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha and became the Princedom of Lichtenberg. However, this rule was short-lived, and in 1834 the princedom was sold to Prussia. Lichtenberg Castle fell into disrepair and ruin until, in 1895, the whole castle complex was placed under historical monument protection. At the end of the second World War the Prussian government fell, and in 1945 the district of Birkenfeld, in which Lichtenberg Castle lay, became a part of the new state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Large castle on which much to explore, surely great for children. The Tower offers a super view over the landscape. We were also in the Museum geo videoscope. Interesting exhibition and cheaper entry!
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  • June 11, 2017
    Walked the castle ruins and climbed to the top of the keep. Great views!! We then spent 3,6 euros to see 2 museums. It was mostly in German but, visually interesting! Had a nice lunch just down from t...  more »
  • March 22, 2017
    You like medieaval backdrop? Add a rustic atmosphere and a spectacular vantage point... that's Burg Lichtenberg just a couple of kilometers off the A62 motorway, perhaps 20 minutes from Ramstein, 40 m...  more »
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  • July 23, 2017
    You can eat super very beautiful castle with super Ambiente.Im castle restaurant. At the youth hostel, you can stay well. Highly recommended.
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  • May 8, 2017
    A wonderful destination for the whole family. There is a kiosk, a castle restaurant and a JHB on the Castle. I also think that it's a great backdrop for wedding photos.
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  • June 28, 2017
    Very beautiful scenery, Castle acre, restaurant shaded, JHB, good parking, admission and parking free
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  • August 14, 2016
    The castle is beautifully situated with an ensemble of distinctive buildings. Her most is the massive Tower. Resort looks distant worlds in the immediate field of vision back. The MUSICIAN LAND Museum complements the long-range Outlook world to the perspective of a rich world of sound. Why the March at the hiking musicians from Earth Creek at their root of Kusel "Hail America" (she is at least everywhere can be heard in the introduction of the next U.S. President) all people has? Go forth and be amazed.
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  • November 2, 2016
    Very great location especially for photo shoots!
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