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  • Falkenstein Castle (Gerstetten)
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    Falkenstein Castle (Gerstetten)

    Falkenstein Castle (German: Burg Falkenstein) is a ruined castle located near Dettingen am Albuch, a borough of Gerstetten, in Heidenheim district of Baden-W├╝rttemberg in Germany. The castle is one of at least 16 castles known as Falkenstein in Germany, and is therefore called Falkenstein (Gerstetten) to clarify which castle is meant. The ruins of the castle are open to the public and require a walk of less than an hour to visit.

    The castle is first mentioned around 1150. Originally built for the von Falkenstein family, it was acquired by the von Faimingen family and the Counts von Helfenstein in the 12th century. The castle was expanded from 1430 until 1450. It was destroyed in 1634, partially demolished in 1740 and further demolished in 1818.



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Falkenstein Overview

Falkenstein is situated on the northeastern edge of the Harz, approx. 10 km west of Aschersleben (Aschersleben vacation rentals | Aschersleben travel guide).

Things to See in Falkenstein

Falkenstein Castle

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More about the History of Falkenstein

The town was created in 2002 by merging the town Ermsleben with 6 other municipalities. It was named after nearby Falkenstein Castle, about 5 km to the southwest.

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Falkenstein is a town in the Harz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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