The castle was built for the archbishop of Mainz in 1244 to provide protection for the Mainz estates. During the Thirty Years' War it was severely damaged and remained uninhabited afterwards.
Since 1803 the castle Ruin had been owned by Nassau before it became a private property of the railway director Morarty, who rebuilt it partly in 1852.
Lahneck Castle is an interesting example of the combination of medieval defence-building and historical restoration. Inside you find glorious furniture and precious collections. The pretty chapel, the knight's hall with precious furniture and pictures or the old servants’ kitchen still tell a story about the life in a medieval castle, no matter what modifications have been made. From the terrace you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Lahn delta and Stolzenfels Palace.
|Source: Foto Loreleyfelsen Felix König
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