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Burg Liebenstein

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Together with the neighbouring castle, Liebenstein is one of the most famous of the Rhine castles, not least because of the legend of the “Feuding Brothers”. The high wall between the two castles is said to be reminiscent of this fraternal dispute. Within the ancient walls you will find a hotel restaurant with a stunning panorama terrace. Unforgettable views of the Rhine Valley make Rhine Romanticism come alive.

Liebenstein Castle, built in the 13th century, and Sterrenberg Castle, which lies directly opposite, bear the name “The enemy brothers”. The two castles were in an irreconcilable state of enmity since 1320, after Sterrenberg Castle fell completely to the Archbishopric of Trier, and the lords of Liebenstein retreated completely to Liebenstein Castle. The erection of a massive shield wall at Sterrenberg Castle provides architectural documentation of how deep the ideological trench between the two groups was. In addition, Liebenstein Castle already served as a Ganerbenburg from 1340: Ganerben were noble families who lived together in castle complexes due to the distribution of an estate. Liebenstein Castle united several small castles of around ten families living in different buildings as a consortium.

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Keine Öffnungszeiten angegeben. Kontaktdaten: Hotel - Restaurant - Café Burg Liebenstein Familie Nickenig D-56341 Kamp-Bornhofen am Rhein Deutschland Telefon +49 (0) 6773 308 und 251 Telefax +49 (0) 6773 7686 info@burg-liebenstein.de

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50.212531, 7.635541
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50°12'45.1"N 7°38'07.9"E
UTM
32U 402646 5563152
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12.4 km
4:00 h
421 m
441 m
44.2 km
5:00 h
306 m
697 m
356.9 km
5:29 h
625 m
609 m
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Burg Liebenstein

Zu den Burgen 1
56341 Kamp-Bornhofen
Phone (0049) 6773 251 Fax (0049) 6773 7686

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Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
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12.4 km
4:00 h
421 m
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from Frank Gallas,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Bicycle Rides · Hunsrück
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Top moderate
44.2 km
5:00 h
306 m
697 m

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356.9 km
5:29 h
625 m
609 m

The Rhine Valley, particularly the Upper Middle Rhine UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

1
from Klaus-Peter Hausberg,   GRAND TOUR Tourismus Marketing GmbH c/o FERIENSTRASSEN.INFO
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