Lahneck Castle

Lahneck Castle


Historical place above the Lahn

Opposite Stolzenfels Castle, high above the banks of the Lahn near Oberlahnstein, lies the time-honored Lahneck Castle. It was built in 1226 by the archbishop and elector of Mainz, Siegfried von Eppenstein, to protect his territory at the mouth of the Lahn. In the following centuries, the castle was repeatedly the scene of historical decisions of various electors and archbishops. After it was destroyed by Swedish and imperial troops during the Thirty Years’ War, Lahneck Castle gradually lost its importance. Since 1850, the castle has been privately owned. Today, interested visitors can marvel at the castle complex on guided tours or take a break in the castle restaurant.


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