Lahneck Castle

Lahnstein · Romantischer Rhein

Lahneck Castle, built by Elector Siegfried III von Eppstein around 1244, represents one of the earliest buildings with Gothic features nationwide.

There is a trail of legends surrounding the northernmost castle of the Archbishopric of Mainz, such as that of the twelve Temple Knights, for instance, who supposedly found a refuge here and swore not to leave the castle again alive.

There is also the tragic legend of the Scottish girl Idilia Dubb, who is said to have died of thirst because of a collapsed wooden staircase. There is of course no threat of such misfortunes for the visitors to Lahneck Castle today in the 21th century.

The mediaeval-looking castle on a hill offers a true treasure trove for architecture and history enthusiast alike.

The trial of strength of the great powers can be lived and breathed again at this strategic spot at the mouth of the Lahn River - Lahneck Castle once served to secure the silver mines as well as the border to the Archbishopric of Trier.

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Lahneck Castle

Burg Lahneck
Burg Lahneck
56112 Lahnstein

Tel.: (0049) 2621 2765

The castle can only be visited on a guided tour.

The guided tours take place under 3G (tested, recovered or vaccinated), a tour of the tower is currently not possible due to the narrowness and lack of space.

Masks are compulsory!