Finally a nice day Part 2

Bad Liebenstein Travel Blog

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Waterfall in the park of "Schloss Altenstein"
So back in the car after the Mini-a-thuer, we were back on the road. Dad had a smile on his face cause he knew exactly where we were going this time. We went to the city of Bad Liebenstein.
We parked the car and started our hike towards whatever it was my dad came up with. Turns out that we were about to see one of the castles that we saw a miniature of earlier this day. Schloss Altenstein!
Schloss Altenstein is located on 160 hectares of land, turned into a beautiful park. The castle itself was built around 531 and has a long history of being used to aid the villagers around the area and being used by very important people.
We explored the park first and came across a gave, which we had to walk through. We saw a few old bomb holes from World War II in the middle of the woods and walked past a small family cemetery which belonged to a Herzog that used to live at Schloss Altenstein.
Inside a cave close to the "Schloss Altenstein"
Then on no particular path we kept on walking around the park until we found a beautiful waterfall. After a couple of pictures and climbing the thing from the back we decided that it was getting late and if we actually wanted to see the castle we would have to walk back.
So backtracking the way we came we decided to take a short cut which involved more or less climbing a steep hill. We finally made it to an open area with green grass and benches along the road. From here we got our first glimpse of the castle. As we got closer we noticed that they were doing renovations on the castle itself and that it was not open for visitors. Well, whatever I got to see a waterfall and that was nice. The garden around the castle was also very nice. Lots of flowers and a couple of statues.
After we circled the castle once we hiked back to the car and went on our 1 1/2 hour drive back to Erfurt.
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Waterfall in the park of Schloss …
Waterfall in the park of "Schloss…
Inside a cave close to the Schlos…
Inside a cave close to the "Schlo…
OOooooohhh a cave
OOooooohhh a cave
The map to the castle area
The map to the castle area
an old grave yard of the duke
an old grave yard of the duke
Dukes grave
Duke's grave
bomb hole from WWII
bomb hole from WWII
The sign for the bomb hole
The sign for the bomb hole
Overlooking the park towards the c…
Overlooking the park towards the …
Old castle wall
Old castle wall
Everything is overgrown
Everything is overgrown
The plantations are pretty
The plantations are pretty
The park
The park
The outside of the castle
The outside of the castle
Another view of the castle
Another view of the castle
Statue outside the castle
Statue outside the castle
Castle sign
Castle sign
Bad Liebenstein
photo by: missandrea81