Geographic Location: Southern Germany between Bayreuth and Nuremberg
Situated on a plateau above the Ailsbach Valley in the heart of Franconian Switzerland, Rabenstein Castle has a history that stretches back to the 12th century.
It was repeatedly destroyed and reconstructed before falling into the hands of the Count of Schönborn who restored the castle and gave it a new lease of life.
The castle is well worth a visit, especially for families and nature lovers. At the castle‘s falconry centre, you‘ll learn a whole host of interesting facts about history, birds of prey and the hunting culture.
Other attractions in the
vicinity include the "Sophie's Cave" (Sophienhöhle), one of the most beautiful dripstone caves still active in Germany. See also
Wikipedia: list of show caves in Germany
With its Celtic house and campfire barbecue, the nearby Celtic village is the ideal place to celebrate with friends, family and children.
The castle‘s magnificent rooms are available for receptions,
conferences, corporate events, weddings and other functions for up to 250 guests.
Rabenstein Castle also has a hotel with 22 spacious rooms and suites offering luxury
facilities in an authentic setting.
And, to top it all off, visitors can enjoy a range of cultural and culinary events such as medieval markets (approx. May and August).
On these days, historical groups from all over Germany will set up camp against the backdrop of the 800-year-old castle, while craftspeople and traders offer an insight into medieval professions that died out long ago.
95491 Ahorntal, Germany
Web: Rabenstein Castle (Burg Rabenstein)
NOTE: There's another small castle with the same name located in the state of Saxony (Sachsen):
Burg Rabenstein (Außenstelle des Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz), Oberfrohnaer Straße 149, 09117 Chemnitz (www.burg-rabenstein.info).
That is not the castle which is part of the Castle Road (Burgenstrasse).