Viktor Frankenstein and his self-created monster – almost everyone immediately has an image in mind. In fact, there is a lot of historical evidence to suggest that the world-famous novel “Frankenstein or Modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley actually originated at Frankenstein Castle. While the exact dates of construction are unknown, the castle is mentioned more frequently from the 13th century onward. The old walls have been partially expanded over the years and have collapsed again due to neglect. Also the rumors of hidden treasures and destructive search for the treasure. Walls were torn down and cellars destroyed. Today, the legendary castle is a popular destination for excursions and has been restored and expanded with a panoramic restaurant. Many musical events fill the courtyard with life again and the historic walls can also be rented for private parties.