Germany's Unknown HIDDEN Castles – Better, Free, No Tourists, STAY THE NIGHT! #Germany #travel

There are plenty of amazing castles in Germany like Burg Eltz (Eltz Castle), Neuschwanstein, Hohenzollern, Wartburg, Schwerin…but these are packed with tourists and are sometimes expensive to visit! But when there are over 25,000 German castles, why not visit ones that nobody else knows about for FREE and even stay the night?? These two Americans in Germany show you ways to see the BEST castles in Germany by showing you one of the largest castle ruins in Germany that is virtually tourist-free! 😊

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3D Model of Burg Lichtenberg:

Filmed: Burg Lichtenberg, Kusel, Germany – November 2020


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  1. GREAT video, guys!!i I always went where the tourists were not, & I loved every minute of it!!!! My favorite Christmas candy is the "chocolate oranges", & I am from Virginia, USA … wishing that I was in Germany!!!

  2. Howdy guys, Thanks so much for sharing this castle. I have been to Baumholder before but I have never visited this castle and I would surely love to check it out. The 3D model looks amazing and can now see what it had looked like. I can't wait to get back to Germany, I need castles and Spaghetti Eis lol lol !!!! 🙂 🙂

  3. A nice one here in the area here is Schloss Liebenstein (next to Neckarwestheim). The interesting thin being that it was originally planned as an imperial castle for König Heinrich VII around 1200, but when he didn't manage to become emperor it was to big for just one local aristocrat, so two and sometimes three aristocratic families lived in different parts of it.

  4. Now
    I feel a bit alone, corana u know,we have to do this , still its hard
    i am a 60 years german not complaining
    i am used to to meet my friends discuss politics argue with my sister always.
    having good meals
    ma golden retriver running and chasing the ladies Oh yes he likes ladies
    well its different now
    NAAA he still likes the ladies
    lets look forward , dont believe crasy folk, lets work and be brave for the young kids
    i hope we can make a better world not for us but for the better
    a german hepp stand and be brave

  5. Hello
    I think Regensburg is aside of Hamburg my favorite city but u judge, my hometown Düsseldorf is for example famous for the biggest parking lot in the world, called Colonge or Köln hehe ,just love it……. there always has been a big rivalty between us and its more friendly but agressive not when it comes to soccer or hockey

  6. I highly recommend Altenstein Palace (Schloss Altenstein) in Thuringia. It looks very British and the surrounding gardens are tranquil and beautiful. There were literally no people when I went there a few months ago. 🙂

  7. I live in Kaiserslautern and I can give you some tips for other nice castles in the area:
    Burg Gräfenstein near the village of Merzalben. (You can and should climb the keep. But bring a light as the stair case is quite dark.)
    Hardenburg in Bad Dürkheim. Combine it with a visit to the old monastery "Limburg" and the roman quarry "Kriemhildenstuhl" in Bad Dürkheim.
    Frankenstein im Hochspeyerbachtal, when you are en route to Bad Dürkheim.
    The "Dahner Burgengruppe" near the town of Dahn.
    Burg Berwartstein in Erlenbach near Dahn.
    Falkenstein near Winnweiler / Rockenhausen. Not that big, but still quite nice.

  8. I'm curious, because you live in the KL region. Have you explored the remainings of the Barbarossaburg (Burg Kaiserslautern) yet? Also, did you visit the ancient/medieval underground tunnel system of Kaiserslautern, if it is still accessible?
    I don't know if or how much is still accessible for the public, but many years (or should i say decades?!) ago, when i was in school, we did a guided tour with our school class. We were under ground for hours, walking the kilometers of tunnel system. There is the remainings of an ancient celtic graveyard and a large cave where the Lauter passes through. The creek Lauter that gave the city its name, along with Emperor Barbarossa who resided there in the castle, hence the name Barbarossaburg and Kaiserslautern (Kaisers refers to the roman emperor Barbarossa (Emperor means Kaiser in german) and lautern refers to the creek Lauter) passes beneath the city. At some point the creek comes out of the rocks and runs through the cave under the city and then goes back underground.
    The entrance to the tunnel system is next to the city hall (Rathaus) and i believe you can still book guided tours in the tourist information center, which is also next to the city hall. But perhaps i'm wrong and after so many years they locked it up to prevent damage to the underground system.

  9. My wife and I went to Ireland in 2018 and Scotland in 2019. Both places have castles that are ruined like this but they charge an admission fee. Good to see that Germany has some of these historical attractions for free. We plan to visit Germany and Austria in 2021 if COVID-19 has been tamed.

  10. You should Visit Ronneburg Castle, Büdingen and Glauberg. Büdding has a ver old sandstone Castle and a historic City Stone Wall from Medival Times, not destroyed by War also a very romantic very medival looking little city i highly remoend this. Glauberg has a archeological digging site , where they found the oldest Celt Grave in the World . The Keltenfürst Stature has ben found here, they build a whoel Museeum around this and what they have found. A very cool place. Corona has stoped a lot activitys for a while now. Büdingen can be visited all outside. You can Watch the Ronneburg from outside but Castle and Museeum is closed because of Virus Restrictions. You may should save this for a longer trip when restictions are losen up.

    They not far from each other , so you can visit all in 2 Days.

  11. Donnie!
    Warum hast du Aubrey noch nicht den Drachenfelsen hoch gescheucht?
    Du hast doch in Bonn gewohnt, da ist der Drachenfelsen Pflicht!
    Oh und man muss ihn hoch laufen, damit man danach das Gefühl hat, wie Siegfried, den Drachen bezwungen zu haben!

  12. We love your channel. You teach even my German husband some new things about his Heimat. One thing, do warn people not to say "bathroom" here, or they will really get it from the locals, LOL.

  13. I'm not a candy fan at all.
    But: Come and visit Koblenz. You will see a lot of castles and fortresses!! One of my favourites is the Marksburg and also the fortress Ehrenbreitstein!! Very beautiful is the Schloss Stolzenfels. You can visit all of them at the same day. Stay healthy.

  14. My favorite one is Burg Hohenzollern. It is like the Neuschwanstein of Baden-Württemberg. There is also a view point that requires you to do a hike of around 3.5 km from the castle and it was the best view I had ever experienced in my life! A must-visit castle.

  15. Many tourist attractions like Neuschwanstein, Hohenzollern, Sigmaringen castle and so on are not authentic anyway – they are 19th century "Disneyland-like" built (or rebuilt) mockups, influenced by the romanticizing fashion of that time. The biggest fortress in Germany is probably Ulm, but it's not medieval either, but also 19th century (the Bundesfestung Ulm / Federal Fortress Ulm encompasses the old imperial city Ulm). Another famous fortress ruin is Hohentwiel, built in the 10th century on an extinct volcano and destroyed by French troops in the 19th century.
    A special 19th century castle would be Schloss Montfort at Langenargen, built in the "moorish" style by the kings of Wurttemberg 1861-67 and sold to Princess Luise of Prussia in 1873. It was built on the site of the Castle Argen belonging the counts of Montfort which became broke in the 18th century because of their building frenzy, as different branches of the family rebuilt their respective main seats in the baroque style, like the New Palace (Neues Schloss) in Tettnang. (The Old Palace is now the town hall of Tettnang.)

  16. Perhaps you are also interested in medieval music. Check out You Tube for bands like "Corvus Corax" or "Schandmaul", which also perform at medieval festivals in castles.

  17. The world's first youth hostel was opened shortly after 1900 when that youth movement about exploring the countryside on foot gathered momentum.And the site is Castle Altena, about an hour from Cologne. Altena is highly overreconstructed like many castles in the period between 1850 and 1914. The original youth hostel within its walls is kept as a museum with its tiled stoves and rough-timbered bunk-beds, benches and tables. The hostel in use follows modern standards. The main part of Altena Castle is a fine museum.

  18. If you are interested in the the earliest history of "Deutschland" (the time when it changed from Germania to Deutschland in the time of Henry the Fowler), I recommend you Die Straße der Romanik. Start in Gosslar, go over Halberstadt, Quedlinburg, Magdeburg, Burg, Tangermünde Havelberg and Jerichow and stop in the city of Brandenburg. Visit the palatines, the castles, the cathedrals and medieval churches on the way. It's worth it, I promise. The area is fully developed for tourism, has many guests, but is not a mass tourism area.
    If you are interested in medieval German history, you will feel in paradise.
    For preparation I recommend the books of Rebecca Gablé "Das Haupt der Welt" und "Die fremde Königin", two historical novels about the Ottonians and the rise of the Regnum Teutonicum.

  19. The holes next to the door are probably for some hinges (which would be set in lead, which has long since dissapeared) and the big square hole is probably for a big wooden beam which could be used as a deadbolt.

    I remember seeing this castle from afar when i was a child, i'm for sure going to visit it some day. Semi ruins are way better than restored castles.

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