Detailed description

The village of Burglahr in the Flammersfeld municipality is characterised by a castle that is around 1000 years old. The ruin, which is in the possession of the municipality, originates formerly from the kur-Cologne castle Lahr. Shards found on the castle grounds indicate that there was already a fortification here in Romanesque times.
As mentioned in a document from 1325, the castle included the villages of Oberlahr, Burglahr and Heckerfeld. The castle often changed hands and was inhabited until the 18th century. The ruin of the former castle complex with its 25-metre-high round tower is one of the most picturesque pictures of the Wiedbachtal valley.

Today, the path to the castle ruins, which begins at the end of Burgstraße, invites you to take a stroll through beautiful woodland. There is a hut on the castle grounds which can be rented for family celebrations, club parties, etc. The hut is also a good place to relax.
On 1 May each year the flag of the local community of Burglahr is hoisted onto the castle ruins and on 1 Advent Sunday the ruins are decorated with the traditional Christmas tree.

Information: Local mayor Dieter Reifenhäuser, 57632 Burglahr,
phone: 02685/495

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Brief description

A cultural highlight in the "lahrer Herlichkeit".

Included services

Lahr Castle is a small castle ruin in the municipality of Burglahr and lies in the romantic Wiedtal valley. The almost 25-metre-high round keep dominates the castle ruins and can be climbed from the inside. Of the other parts of the castle complex, only the remains of walls, foundation walls and recognisable remains of the burial grounds have been preserved. The castle is not managed. However, a newly built wooden hut inside the ruins can be rented for festivities.

Contact and directions

Rheinstraße 17
57632 Flammersfeld