Lahneck Castle

Lahnstein · Romantischer Rhein

The castle complex, built around 1244, lies above the mouth of the Lahn into the Rhine and conveys a classic Rhine Romanticism castle view through the combination of medieval architecture with neo-Gothic expansion in the 19th century. The interior with its chapel, knights' hall, valuable paintings and furniture is well worth seeing. The castle is privately owned.

Various legends surround the castle: for example, the last twelve Knights Templar are said to have fallen here after being outlawed in the 12th century after a heroic battle. The Scottish Miss Idilia Dubb, on the other hand, is said to have tragically died of starvation on the tower in 1851.

The castle is closed on Mondays, except Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Prices: Adults €10, children up to 14 years €5.

The guided tours take place under 3G, a tour of the tower is currently not possible due to the narrowness and lack of space. Masks are compulsory 

Facilities of the accommodation industry are open:
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Lahneck Castle

Burg Lahneck
Burg Lahneck
56112 Lahnstein

Tel.: (0049) 2621 2765

Opening hours:

Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00