Burg Pottenstein is one of the oldest castles of the Franconian Switzerland. It was built around 1000. It houses a small, lovely museum as well. The castle sits on a very steep cliff that can be viewed from all over Pottenstein. It is picturesque and looks like something you'd spot on Pinterest.
There is a bit of a tedious climb you must take once within the castle, but the view from the top makes the work of climbing the stairs well worth it. You can view the countryside from the small garden area as well. The museum holds old military items and artifacts from all eras. Another interesting exhibit is the room that is preserved to look like it would have originally during the time the castle was in use. Parts of the castle are still inhabited; therefore, those parts can’t be visited.
Tips for Your Trip
Check out the hiking trails near the castle if you have spare time because there is a stone maize, a sunflower field, and more that you can see along your hike.
Stroller Friendly: NO
Dog Friendly: NO
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
The last admission is at 4:30
Adults 5 euro
Children 15 and younger:
Burg Strasse 13, 91278 Pottenstein