Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lichtenburg - just north of Ostheim

When we visited Ostheim we forgot to visit the former castle Lichtenburg which sits on a hill just north of Ostheim so we decided to go back to take a look one afternoon.

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It's only a couple of miles with the last bit through a dense forest.

It is now mostly ruins, but there is a huge tower.

The views are fabulous. Have I mentioned before that the countryside around here is absolutely beautiful?

Entrance into the courtyard.

Oddly enough, there is a restaurant in the middle of it all.

We walked around the moat area.

The trees are a decent size up here.

One can only begin to imagine the effort needed to build something like this.

And so we left yet another ruined castle.

Interesting table and seats made out of a log.

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