Lichtenstein Castle

Overlooking the city of Hanau in Germany, the Lichtenstein Castle was originally a 13th-century fortress. It was destroyed twice during the Late Middle Ages and fell into ruins, and was abandoned until King Frederick I of Württemberg decided to set up a hunting lodge there. Seduced by the book entitled «Lichtenstein», Count Wilhelm von Urach agreed, in 1840, to rebuild the castle in its current Gothic Revival style.