Die feindlichen Brüder | © Andreas Pacek, fototour-deutschland.de

Burg Liebenstein

Zu den Burgen 1, 56341 Kamp-Bornhofen

Together with the neighbouring castle, Liebenstein is one of the most famous of the Rhine castles, not least because of the legend of the “Feuding Brothers”.

Liebenstein Castle, built in the 13th century, and Sterrenberg Castle, which lies directly opposite, bear the name “The enemy brothers”. The two castles were in an irreconcilable state of enmity since 1320, after Sterrenberg Castle fell completely to the Archbishopric of Trier, and the lords of Liebenstein retreated completely to Liebenstein Castle. The erection of a massive shield wall at Sterrenberg Castle provides architectural documentation of how deep the ideological trench between the two groups was. In addition, Liebenstein Castle already served as a Ganerbenburg from 1340: Ganerben were noble families who lived together in castle complexes due to the distribution of an estate. Liebenstein Castle united several small castles of around ten families living in different buildings as a consortium. The buildings of the Ganerben can still be seen today at Liebenstein Castle, where a hotel with restaurant was built in 1977 after extensive renovation.

Die feindlichen Brüder | © Andreas Pacek, fototour-deutschland.de
Liebenstein im Sommer | © Henry Tornow/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Kamp-Bornhofen | © Friedrich Gier/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH

Burg Liebenstein

From03.08.2022 until the 03.08.2032

Opening hours:
Tuesday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock
Wednesday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock
Thursday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock
Friday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock
Saturday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock
Sunday: 11:00Clock to 21:00Clock

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56341 Kamp-Bornhofen Zu den Burgen 1
Hotel Burg Liebenstein
Zu den Burgen 1
56341 Kamp-Bornhofen

Phone: (0049) 6773 251
E-mail: info@burg-liebenstein.de
Web: http://www.castle-liebenstein.com/kamp-bornhofen-rhein/index.html

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