Flossenbürg Castle

After Stefan and I visited Flossenbürg Concentration Camp we made our way over to Flossenbürg Castle.  Flossenbürg Castle was built around 1100.  It was destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War and never repaired.

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It’s a little over a 1/4 of a mile hike up a hill to get to the base of the castle.  We went on a cold day so it wasn’t so bad to hike it and the views are awesome!

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Even though this castle is in ruins there is still a lot to look at. There are no signs on the property so we didn’t know what anything was, but we still spent about an hour walking around and looking at everything.

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There are also plenty of benches along the base of the castle to sit and take in the view.  On a warmer day this would make a good place to have a picnic and spend the afternoon.

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After you’re done exploring the base of the castle you can climb up the stairs to get to the very top of the castle.

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The stairs are stone, uneven and small in some places but not too difficult to climb. There is a railing to hold on to most of the way.

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About 3/4 of the way up there is a room that is pretty well preserved. You can look out the windows and see the view!

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Isn’t it neat?

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Once you get to the top you can see a lot of stuff. You can even easily spot the concentration camp.

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It was nice to go to this castle right after visiting the concentration camp.  It lifted our spirits a bit after looking at terrible things for hours.  Overall Flossenbürg was an interesting town to visit. It’s full of history and it has that small town German charm that everyone loves!

More to do in Flossenbürg: Flossenbürg Concentration Camp

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