A Beacon Project for the Upper Palatinate

The renovation of Falkenberg Castle, which in 2013 was categorized by the Federal government as being of national importance, is the task of a century for the small community of Falkenberg and at the same time a beacon project for the whole Upper Palatinate.

The Castle, located right in the centre of the city upon a massive stone foundation, has been given a new lease of life due to its many different uses. The official opening ceremony, performed by the President of Bavaria Horst Seehofer on 13.11.2015, was followed by a soft opening phase lasting several months. A castle festival and open days on 7th and 8th May 2016 marked the beginning of regular business.

Falkenberg Castle is one of the castles with the longest history on record. Due to its location on a rock high above the Waldnaab, from the Naab it gives the impression of being untouchable. Being intact,  this castle features in most tourist brochures and is featured in many books about the Oberpfalz.

Visitors to the MuseumBurg are guided through four floor levels. Twenty stations provide facts about the castle’s thousand year history, and the life and works of Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg, a count, who saved the castle in the 1930s and 40s.

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