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Walk to Greifenstein Castle

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  • Der Jüdische Friedhof in Heiligenstadt
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m 500 450 400 350 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Kirche St. Veit und St. Michael Doline Schloss Greifenstein
Distance 6.8 km
1:30 h
127 m
127 m
480 m
353 m
A hike to Greifenstein Castle is a walk into history. The Counts Stauffenberg did not have a quiet life here, especially during the Third Reich.

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and his brother Berthold are probably the best-known names in the Stauffenberg family. The Hitler assassins are uncles of the current resident, Count Otto Philipp. After the planned assassination attempt on Hitler failed on 20 July 1944, Greifenstein Castle was to be burned down on the orders of the Bayreuth Gauleiter. This could be prevented, but not the occupation by the Gestapo and the imprisonment of the then 84-year-old count. In addition, the castle was expropriated and all family members were taken into clan custody. After the end of the Second World War, Otto Philipp Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg moved back into the castle with his wife, renovated it extensively and still lives there today. The castle can also be visited.


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