|Vilsegg Castle Ruins||Castles||3km|
|State Gallery in the High Castle||Castles||8km|
Falkenstein Castle was built in the 13th century by the Count Meinhard II von Tirol. It was built as a symbol of resistance against the Bavarian voivodeship. Falkenstein Castle was not suitable for living during the winter season thanks to its elevation of 1268 meters above the sea level. During the Thirty Years’ War, the castle was severely damaged. In 1883, the King of Bavaria, Louis II got the ruin in his possession and hired several architects to design plans for a construction of a Romantic castle. The architects drew magnificent designs. Even a road and an aqueduct were built for the castle. Unfortunately, Louis II of Bavaria died in 1885 and the construction was never finished.
Only ruins of the castle remained to this day. There are several paths leading to the castle from the valley. The hike will take you about an hour and is of a medium difficulty. Falkenstein Castle is also accessible by car on a toll road that ends by the hotel which is 50 meters away from the castle.