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Category: Castles , Local time: 21:43:22, Altitude: 375m, Address: Burg Frankenstein 1, 64367 Mühltal, Germany, Tel.: +49 6151/501501, Official WWW website:

Frankenstein Castle is located in Germany . It is situated near the village of Frankenn, some 5 km south of Darmstadt . The Frankenstein Castle was built in 1250 by Konrad Reiz von Breuberg. In 1292, the original castle building was remodelled in a chateau. Between 1673 and 1734, the chateau was the residence of a German alchemist and nature philosopher, Johann Conrad Dippele. The legend says that he was trying to resurrect dead people. Original two towers and the castle chapel are still well-preserved. The Frankenstein Castle was built of red brick. One of its towers offers splendid views of the adjacent valley with villages and a railway. Admission: free. To access the Frankenstein Castle, use the educational trail that begins at the railway station.

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GPS: 49.7937, 8.6676
Altitude: 375 m
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