Lichtenberg Castle in Thallichtenberg



brief description: 

with a longitudinal section of 425 metres, Lichtenberg Castle, situated in the heart of the Palatinate Hills (Pfälzer Bergland), is among the largest castle complexes in Germany. It was built around 1200 by order of the Counts of Veldenz and the Dukes of Palatinate-Zweibrücken. Lichtenberg Castle was never conquered or destroyed by enemies but, approximately 200 years ago, it had to endure a ravaging fire. The district of Kusel, in charge of the reconstruction efforts, is rebuilding the most important parts of the castle complex, which has been classified as a historical monument since 1895. Today, it houses a restaurant, a youth hostel, an environmental museum and the Musikantenland Museum, which traces the history of the region´s travelling musicians. In addition, Lichtenberg Castle is also one of the hosts of the annual Palatia Jazz Festival

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
open all year round: guided tours on Sundays at 3:00 pm from April through October (also by arrangement)
tourism, restaurant, museum
interior architecture: 
partly used as a museum, partly used privately and reconstructed in the medieval style true to its origins
Background noise: 
possibly coming from the restaurant and the youth hostel
vast woodlands and grasslands, extensive hilly landscape
possible disturbing factors: 
background noise coming from visitors/tourists, the restaurant and the youth hostel
can be organised by the Burgrestaurant. Please contact Peter Emrich at 0049 (0) 6381/2633
can be made available in the restaurant or the youth hostel upon prior agreement


coming from Saarbrücken, take the A6 motorway going in the direction of Mannheim. Once you reach Landstuhl, change onto the A62 motorway going in the direction of Trier. Take the Kusel exit and turn right (direction Kusel), then left (direction Baumholder), and follow the signposts indicating Burg Lichtenberg all the way to the parking lot


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
sufficient spaces available in front of the castle. Upon prior agreement, production vehicles can drive up to the castle
electricity supply: 
water supply: 


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