When built: This is the third castle at this location, and it was constructed between 1840 and 1842. The original castle was built circa 1200.
Fun fact: The 1826 historical novel Lichtenstein, by Wilhelm Hauff, inspired Duke Wilhelm of Urach to rebuild the castle, beginning in 1840.
More information: http://www.schloss-lichtenstein.de/english/index.php (official English-language website)
When built: The first castle was built in the early 11th century. After much wear and tear and rebuilding over the centuries, it was fully rebuilt after a fire in 1893. Only the towers of the earlier medieval fortress remain.
"Fun" fact: One of the castle's buildings, the Galeriebau, houses a collection of medieval torture instruments.
More information: See the castle's detailed Wikipedia page.
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