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Summer Countdown Day 2

Jun 26, 20150 comments

Today we have two more fun things to do:

Europa-Park-a21048893If you like amusement parks , this will be a must to mark in the calendar

Europa Park is having a Black Forest Day!

On June 28th, Get to know culture, arts and crafts of the Black Forest with many events, attractions and surprises. Make sure to preorder your tickets, better save then sorry.

Europa Park Event page:

This sounds like it will be a load of fun

If you are more into the dark ages, you should check out this place for sure!

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Even though the castle is not as old as others in Germany, they offer some awesome speciality tours here.

Plus with the location of castle Lichtenstein you feel like you where just ported back into the 12th century.

Make sure to check out the tours and the history of this enchanted keep.

Lichtenstein English site

Lichtenstein Castle is situated on a cliff located near Honau in the Swabian Alb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Historically there has been a castle on the site since around 1200. It was twice destroyed, once in the Reichskriegs war of 1311 and again by the city-state of Reutlingen in 1381. The castle was not reconstructed and subsequently fell to ruin.

In 1802 the land came into the hands of King Frederick I of Württemberg, who built a hunting lodge there. By 1837 the land had passed to his nephew Duke Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, who, inspired by Wilhelm Hauff‘s novel Lichtenstein added the current castle in 1840–42. The romantic Neo-Gothic design of the castle was created by the architect Carl Alexander Heideloff.

Today the castle is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, but is open to visitors. The castle contains a large collection of historic weapons and armour.

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