An interplay of gentle hills, beech, oak and alder forests, meadow valleys and rustic vineyards on the habberg ridge characterizes the landscape in the habbergs. In the midst of magnificent buildings of long past times: castles, palaces and their ruins.
Such an idyllic landscape paired with time-honored testimonies to the romance of chivalry is well worth experiencing. Best on the 22 adventure routes of the castles and palaces quality hiking trail.
Mysterious trail of legends the tour "fabulous things in the castle corner (14 kilometers) for example gives an overview of the german castle corner. Past the geibstein, through the sandstone rock group "diebskeller" the tour ultimately leads to the castle ruins of lichtenstein with a mysterious trail of legends. Here, too, information boards explain the site and provide information on historical aspects.
A start is made at the castle ruins of altenstein. At the parking lot next to the altenstein open-air swimming pool, follow the gravel path on the south side of the settlement "ebene". Shortly after entering the forest, take the path to the right, where it leads to the geibstein and about two kilometers further to the even more impressive rhat sandstone rock group "diebskeller" goes. A forest road leads up to lichtenstein with the legend trail below the castle ruins (open daily) and the rock labyrinth (whale rock). From the information board in the center of the village there is a particularly beautiful view of the inhabited sudburg. On the way back you follow the sign "red tower" until the hiking trail branches off to the right at a seating area. Here, the trail continues straight ahead, almost level, back to altenstein. A visit to the castle information center is also not to be missed.
Discover the middle ages in the castle information center at altenstein, life and everyday life in a medieval castle come alive. Models, multimedia picture and text presentations and the integration of an original site offer the visitors an impressive quality of encounter – the optimal family excursion. From the point of view of modern museum didactics, "dry" information is not necessary here content is presented in an understandable and lively way.
Everyday life in a castle can be experienced in a playful way. For example, medieval power games can be re-enacted. And the medieval class society in a castle can be experienced through different menus and tablecloths. How about a game of castle chess or zwickmuhle??