CONTRIBUTED BY TEANNA SIDLES
Burgruine Leuchtenberg is the largest and best preserved castle ruins of Upper Palatinate. The hill fort stands on the summit of the 585 meter high mountain and lighting is one of the most scenic spots in the region. The castle was built by the Landgrave of Leuchtenberg, an influential medieval noble family, in the type of medieval knight fortresses around 1300th. However, the Landgrave’s left the castle in 1322. Today the castle ruin is as Freilichtbuhne it is used as a venue to annually hold the “Burgfestspiele Leuchtenberg” a medieval festival.
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