Falkenstein Castle was built between 1120 and 1180 and has been modified frequently, but still retains the character of a medieval castle. It has a commanding location and was never captured in its history. According to legend Falkenstein Castle has its origins in a murder: around 1080, Egeno II of Konradsburg killed Count Adalbert of Ballenstedt in a fight, whereupon the murderer was allegedly made to give his family seat up to be converted into a monastery. As a result, Egeno's son, Burchard von Konradsburg, had the new Falkenstein Castle built.
Opening Times: April October 10.00am - 6.00pm November - March 10.00am - 4.30pm Closed Mondays
Costs: Adults 5 -6 euro / Children 3.50 - 4.00 euro