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Falkenstein Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: Deutschland, Hochtaunuskreis
Number of texts: 1
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Falkenstein Castle , also called New Falkenstein , is a ruined hill castle at 450 m above sea level in the eponymous climatic spa of Falkenstein, a quarter of Königstein im Taunus in the county of Hochtaunuskreis in the German state of Hesse.
The castle ruins are visible from a long way off, both from Königstein im Taunus as well as from the direction of Kronberg im Taunus. From the ruins the city of Frankfurt am Main and large parts of the Rhine-Main Plain may be seen. However, the site is not overrun by tourists, partly because it is not signed from outside of the village. The path to the castle is located by the Catholic Church on Reichenbachweg; here there is a signpost. The castle can only be reached on foot. The path from the church is about 330 metres long and runs uphill. Other neighbouring castles are Königstein about 1.5 kilometres to the southwest and Kronberg about 3 kilometres southeast.

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