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Lichtenstein Castle, Honau, Germany | Lichtenstein Castle - Honau, Germany (IMG_7424.jpg)

Lichtenstein Castle, Honau, Germany

Historically, there has been a castle on the site since around 1200. It was twice destroyed, once in the Reichskrieg's War of 1311 and again by the city-state of Reutlingen in 1377. The castle was not reconstructed and subsequently fell to ruin. A new castle was built around 1390 about 500 m away from the ruin, in the location where today's structure stands. After 1567 it lost its role as a lordly seat and fell into disrepair.
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