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Parkstein is a district in the municipality of Neustadt an der Waldnaab (Neustadt an der Waldnaab vacation rentals | Neustadt an der Waldnaab travel guide) in Bavaria in Germany. In 2006, it counted approximately 2500 citizens within its district. The origins of its castle, built atop a conical shaped mountain, also called the Parkstein, date back to around the year 1000. A first written account of its existence can be traced back to the year 1053 in the documentations of the monks of Niederalteich of the Reichstag in Merseburg (Merseburg vacation rentals | Merseburg travel guide).

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Parkstein is a district in the municipality of Neustadt an der Waldnaab (Neustadt an der Waldnaab vacation rentals | Neustadt an der Waldnaab travel guide) in Bavaria in Germany. In 2006, it counted approximately 2500 citizens within its district. The origins of its castle, built atop a conical shaped mountain, also called the Parkstein, date back to around the year 1000. A first written account of its existence can be traced back to the year 1053 in the documentations of the monks of Niederalteich of the Reichstag in Merseburg (Merseburg vacation rentals | Merseburg travel guide).

Most likely in November of 1796, Alexander von Humboldt called the 24 million year old basalt formation the most beautiful he had encountered in Europe. According to the Bavarian State Geology Office, during the Tertiary, now also called Paleocene-Pliocene period, a number of active volcanoes produced liquid magma in Northern Bavaria, mostly due to the continental collision of Europe and Africa. As a result, not only the Alps but a number of fissures and cracks began to form throughout central Europe where magma could rise. Most of the Parkstein's magma cooled below the surface, leading to the crystalline column formation that is now exposed as a result of erosion.

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Presumably Stone Park was settled around the year 1000. According to legend, was a royal hunting party in pursuit of a boar on the beautiful basalt hear, so one of the hunting decided where to build the stone castle park.

The castle at the site was first mentioned in documents in 1053. Burned down in 1052 Duke Konrad of Bavaria, the castle. Emperor Henry IV, built the castle in the kingdom-owned late 11th Century again. Stone Park had many owners in the aftermath, including the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Several times, was as usual in the Middle Ages, the city pledged. During the Thirty Years' War the castle fell into disrepair, at the end of the 18th Century were only the foundations exist.

The stone was part of the park Pflegamt 1777 had come to Bavaria Wittelsbach Duchy of Neuburg-Sulzbach. 1808 the District Court in Park Stone Town was the county seat moved adWaldnaab. In the course of administrative reforms in Bavaria, came to the church edict of 1818, the church today.

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Parkstein is a district in the municipality of Neustadt an der Waldnaab in Bavaria in Germany. In 2006, it counted approximately 2500 citizens within its district. The origins of its castle, built atop a conical shaped mountain, also called the Parkstein, date back to around the year 1000. A first written account of its existence can be traced back to the year 1053 in the documentations of the monks of Niederalteich of the Reichstag in Merseburg.

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