The Lichtenstein Castle has a height of 817 meters above sea level and 250 meters above the Echaz Valley. There is a small creek that goes past the castle and flows to the Neckar River. There has been a castle on the site since 1200. It was destroyed two times, in the war of 1311 and by the city-state in 1381. The construction of the castle was inspired by Wilhelm Hauff’s novel that was published in 1826.
There are three options for the guided tours. There is the Basic tour which shows the 1st and 2nd floor of the castle that shows the coat of arms, the armory, and the chapel with glass paintings. There is a special tour which shows the 3rd and 4th floor of the castle that shows the private bedchambers. There is also the costume tour; the visitors dress up as the 19th century people. They are also meeting the Duchess Florentine of Urach.
To get to the Castle by car you can take the A21 (“Außenringautobahn”) Direction Linz.
You can take bus line 262 (Mödling – Gießhübl) and get off at “Maria Enzersdorf Siedlungsstraße”.
The castle is closed during and January & February. Between March and October it’s opened daily in the morning until the evening. Check times for November and December.