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From Neuhaus to Wüstenburg Castle and Greifenstein Castle

· 1 review · Hiking route · Fränkische Schweiz
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  • Es geht abwechselnd mal durch lichten, mal durch dichten Wald.
    Es geht abwechselnd mal durch lichten, mal durch dichten Wald.
    Photo: © 2009 Frank Ruttkamp,, Outdooractive Editors
m 500 450 400 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Pavillon Kirche Wegkreuz Doline
Distance 14.9 km
4:30 h
85 m
85 m
485 m
402 m

This circular tour takes us from Neuhaus past the Wüstenburg rock labyrinth to Greifenstein Castle. We then pass a church ruin and the village of Brunn before returning to the starting point through the varied landscape of Franconian Switzerland.

The name Greifenstein was first mentioned in 1172. In the following centuries, the estate changed hands again and again and was largely destroyed during the Peasants' War in 1525. Then Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg, who was prince bishop of Bamberg at the time, bought the half-ruined castle and had it converted into a hunting lodge. Towards the end of the 17th century, the castle underwent a further phase of reconstruction. Greifenstein Castle is still owned by the Counts of Stauffenberg today. The entrance to the castle is particularly beautiful: an avenue with over 300-year-old trees leads to a stone bridge, behind which you enter the castle courtyard through a 13-metre-deep, arched gateway.


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Andreas Neumann
July 12, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? July 12, 2020

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