From 29.09.2020 until the 03.11.2020
Führungen Burg Lahneck
Am Burgweg, 56112 Lahnstein
The keep of Lahneck Castle (30m high) offers a magnificent view of the town of Lahnstein and the Rhine landscape. You can visit the castle kitchen, the castle chapel St. Ulrich with its Gothic stained glass, the knight's hall, the Palas (hall building) with worth seeing and valuable exhibits and the keep.
The late-christened castle of the archbishops and electors of Mainz, which is now privately owned, was built around 1245 to protect the area at the mouth of the river Lahn. During the Thirty Years' War it fell victim to the destruction of the Swedes, and in 1689 to that of the French.
At the sight of the ruins, Goethe sent her his "spiritual greeting" in 1774. Almost a century later, a Scottish lady entered the world of legends who is still said to haunt the castle today. The Knights Templar used the castle as a place of refuge after their ostracism in the 12th century. The last twelve Knights Templar fled into the castle with the oath that none of them would leave it alive again - and so they are said to have fallen after a heroic battle...
*** Special highlight: Monthly candle tours *** (currently not in Corona times)
Dates and registration: Tourist Information Lahnstein, Tel.: 02621 914 171